Abigail Thernstrom on Room for Debate

Ashley Thorne

Abigail Thernstrom, a longstanding NAS member and former head of our Massachusetts chapter, contributed to the recent New York Times Room for Debate discussion, "Is Anti-White Bias a Problem?

Her comments, "An Old Source of Resentment," argue that while white people are usually not direct targets of racial slurs, racial preferences in employment and college admissions are viewed as "a zero-sum game in which they [white people] are losing." 

Dr. Thernstrom is the vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and co-author with her husband Stephen Thernstrom of America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible.


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