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Kimberle Crenshaw: Affirmative Action and Black Lawyers

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Kimberle Crenshaw: Affirmative Action and Black Lawyers

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Kimberle Crenshaw: Affirmative Action and Black Lawyers

Kimberle Crenshaw: Affirmative Action and Black Lawyers

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Both proponents and opponents of affirmative action are stirred up by a study that hasn't even been published yet. Richard Sander, a UCLA law professor, has analyzed the effects of racial preferences in America's law schools and concludes the net effect is actually fewer black lawyers. Commentator — and Sander's UCLA law colleague — Kimberle Crenshaw weighs in on the report.

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