In the following op-ed in the New York Times, Dr. Patricia Williams, a prominent scholar of race and law, argues for the continuing need for affirmative action. If you were going to debate this topic with Dr. Williams on the importance of diversity-based policies, what scholarly argument would you put forward in the debate? You may make an argument either affirming Dr. William’s views on the topic, or you may make an argument opposing her viewpoint. In your response, be sure to explore the theories of identity that emphasize how important diversity is, and the efficacy of diversity policies discussed in sociological research.
In your peer responses, engage in a debate with your classmates on this issue.