White Firefighters: Race, Affirmative Action and the Court

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in favor of a group of white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, saying they had been discriminated against. The ruling could have implications for President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Joining The Takeaway to talk about the possible repercussions and the philosophy behind this Supreme Court ruling is Jeffrey Rosen. He is a law professor at Georgetown University and writes for The New York Times Magazine.

For a more detailed look at the New Haven firehouse watch the video below.

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