About This Author
Lani Guinier is Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard University. She co-authored The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy with Gerald Torres.
We need to situate the conversation about race, gender, and affirmative action in a wider account of democratic opportunity. The present system measures merit through scores on paper-and-pencil tests, but this measure is fundamentally unfair.
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