Affirmative Action, August recess, and is motherhood a sacrifice or a privilege?

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According to the New York Times, the Department of Justice is taking on affirmative action in admissions. We discuss this controversial policy, as well as Congress's plans after the August recess.

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The Pearls

Congress has BIG plans for their return from August recess and we are skeptical they can get any of it accomplished. 

Listener Caitlin sent us the New York Times editorial Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness and we talked about whether or not we agreed and what the type of impact this discussion had on those who choose not to have children. We mentioned this book by Caitlin Moran and this essay by Ayelet Waldman.

We compliment Senator Alexander and Senator Murray on their bipartisan approach to health care.

The Suit

We discuss the history of affirmative action and the courts' attempts to deal with it. We also discuss the underlying attitudes and assumptions that seem to fuel discussions about affirmative action.

The Heels

We talk about Sarah's vacation to Canada and Beth's vacation to the beach.