Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

It's Time to Abandon the Meritocracy

By Ashni Verma Published November 17, 2018

As the battle over affirmative action rages on, it is important to question the validity of a merit-based system in determining who can and cannot climb up the socioeconomic ladder. While affirmative action is extremely controversial, it is one of the few policies in existence that can actually address this issue.