In 2007, approximately one year after after Michigan voters passed a referendum to amend the state Constitution and ban affirmative action in higher education, Tim Wise appeared at a debate speaking against the motion. Wise presented an argument against the affirmative action ban that not only shows how it affects minority candidates but how it would “further cement the systemic advantages for whites that have been in place for years.” His rhetorical style in debate is reminiscent of the homiletic style of some black preachers which seems to make his argument all the more compelling. But we will let you be the judge of how persuasive his argument is. Watch below:


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