Janet Montealvo Hitt – Guest Contributor
Apr 22 @ 4:44 pm
Civil Discourse Series: Affirmative Action



Central Standard Time



Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225

The Civil Discourse Series presents multiple sides of a thought-provoking topic through respectful discussion. For each event, the Museum will convene a panel of subject matter experts to represent their unique perspectives on an issue related to human and civil rights.

Many in America are divided regarding affirmative action in college admissions. While 60 percent of Americans admit they favor affirmative action for minorities, 70 percent believe college applicants should be judged solely on merit.* The issue has been brought to the courts several times, but the conversation continues. Join us for a panel discussion on the legal and social implications of affirmative action on campus.

*Source: 2016 Gallup poll

This panel will be moderated by Brendan Miniter, Vice President and Editor of Editorials, The Dallas Morning News.


  • Dr. Richard Anthony Baker, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Vice President, and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Houston; President of the Board of Directors, American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity.
  • Loren Jacobson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law
  • Emilie Kao, Director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion & Civil Society, The Heritage Foundation


Presenting Sponsor: The Dallas Mornings News

Free event. RSVP required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-discourse-series-affirmative-action-in-college-admissions-tickets-59732163509