Neetu Arnold on "Affirmative Action in College Admissions"

An Interview with "The Final 5"

National Association of Scholars

Neetu Arnold, Research Fellow at the National Association of Scholars, was recently featured on the April 24th edition of Fox 5's segment, The Final 5 to discuss the role of affirmative action in college admissions, and why it's time for higher education to move away from the process.  

Arnold's recent article in Law & Liberty, brought up during her interview on The Final 5, describes the dark side of affirmative action practices. Admissions criteria "subjectivity" isn't a beneficial practice to even the playing field for prospective students—like proponents of affirmative action claim. It is inherently a discriminatory practice with no real system of accountability.

At the end of the day, we should be concerned about whether the student is prepared to be at college. We should be concerned about whether the student is prepared to debate their ideas on campus, not feel socially ostracized for holding a different opinion, and really making sure that these campuses are pro-free speech.

Neetu Arnold

But there is hope. In the anticipation of the upcoming Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in college admissions, Arnold says that "lawmakers should be vigilent ... but it's also important that university boards of trustees denounce these [affirmative action] practices (that's outside of the law). I would also like to see state lawmakers ban affirmative action in general."

Check out the full interview here.

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