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In the following op-ed Dr. Patricia Williams, a prominent scholar of race and law, argues for the continuing need for affirmative action. If you were going to team up with Dr. Williams in a debate on the importance of diversity-based policies, what scholarly argument would you put forward in the debate? In your response, be sure to explore the theories of identity that emphasize how important diversity is, and the efficacy of diversity policies discussed in Sociological research. 

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  1. The response must be between 850-1150 words. 
  2. You must cite a minimum of 3 scholarly sources– news media articles do not count as scholarly sources, only peer reviewed journals, books, etc.
  3. You must cite all sources clearly and consistently, regardless of the citation style you choose be sure to keep it consistent.
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We Need Race-Based Affirmative Action – NYTimes.com