Farewell Affirmative Action?

Meister Käßner
Our Human Family
Published in
5 min readJun 29, 2023

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Lyndon Johnson meets with Martin Luther King and other Civil Rights Leaders. From Picryl Public Domain.

I remember having a conversation a decade or so ago with a teacher at a private school near the liberal hotbed of Northampton, Massachusetts. He told me that all the white teachers at his school supported affirmative action, until their kids applied to college. His comment reflected a society-wide trend. We support justice in the abstract, but not if it hinders our family’s odds of getting into the right college or being hired for the…

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Meister Käßner
Our Human Family

I have been reflecting and writing about the stories, people, and places Northwest of Boston for thirty-five years. I also teach history and manage forest land.