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Affirmative action has been a hot topic in the headlines, lately, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case involving the University of Texas. MSNBC co-host Melissa Harris-Perry has written an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas because she is not satisfied with his position on affirmative action.
Harris-Perry takes issue with Thomas’s opposition to affirmative action, considering that he is reported to have benefited from the policy when he was admitted to Yale Law School.
In her letter, which she read on her MSNBC show, Harris-Perry writes,
“Now, I know you’re pretty excited that you have a chance to end, once and for all, the practice of considering race in college admissions. You’ve been waiting for this moment a long time, haven’t you? I bet you think about it every time you look at your Yale Law school diploma and the 15 cent price tag from a cigar box that you stuck on it to remind yourself that, as you say in your book, affirmative action made your law degree worthless.”