On race and gender, part III

In an earlier post I wrote about the useless concepts of gender and race, for instance as the basis for affirmative action. It seems that at least some people in the US agree with me. The latest Economist has an article on the controversy regarding affirmative action at American universities. It goes on the suggest:

Perhaps the most promising is the idea – most forcefully advanced by Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation – that colleges should move towards considering socioeconomic diversity, which would sweep in large numbers of black and Hispanic students while avoiding the fraught and possibly unsustainable politics of over racial preferences.

Just so!

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