Affirmative action is a tool by which institutions of higher education can gauge their excellence. In a large percentage of our universities, there is an enormous gap between the rhetoric of excellence and its reality. Educators have grown uncertain about the social and intellectual purposes of the enterprise; some no longer care enough to give their very best. Our society likes to claim that it is devoted to equality and social change. It has an educational system designed to preserve that contradiction by institutionalizing the rhetoric of change to preserve social stasis.
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