Panel Discussion/Talk

Why Does Affirmative Action Still Matter?

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Today’s learners are tomorrow’s leaders – and the race-conscious policies that inform their admission to college have been divisive for decades. As the country waits for the US Supreme Court to rule on affirmative action, how can we better understand both its complex history and its central role in addressing racial injustice in the United States?

Join us for a timely conversation to discuss how race-conscious admissions programs have influenced American society – and what the future may hold for affirmative action. Convened by Mellon Foundation President Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, the panel will feature Sherrilyn Ifill, senior fellow at Ford Foundation and former president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Stewart Kwoh, co-founder and co-executive director of the Asian American Education Project; and Melissa Murray, Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU.

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