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03.15.2021

The Firm is pleased to share an op-ed from our colleague, Tahir Duckett, written in response to a recent controversy at Georgetown Law involving adjunct professors’ recorded Zoom conversation about the academic performance of Black students.  Tahir—whose docket focuses on racial justice and disability rights litigation—expands the discussion beyond the unfortunate language employed at his alma mater to include a head-on challenge to conservative critics of affirmative action in law schools.  Rejecting the claims of “mismatch theory,” that affirmative action does more harm than good to “underqualified” minority students, Tahir concludes that “[i]f we’re interested in helping Black students succeed in elite institutions, we can start by making sure that there are more of them.”

 You can read the entire op-ed here.

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