The Ethics of Affirmative Action
February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A presentation by the Forum for Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Affairs of the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with the Philadelphia Ethical Society.
Should universities design admissions policies to increase the representation of racial and ethnic minorities? Some argue that affirmative action is necessary to address inequality; others argue that affirmative action is racist. Come and discuss the ethics of affirmative action with two prominent philosophers from the University of Pennsylvania: Anita Allen (the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and professor of philosophy, and Vice Provost) and Quayshawn Spencer (the Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy).