Jon Booth is a Ph.D. stu­dent in His­to­ry at Har­vard and a JD can­di­date at Har­vard Law School. He stud­ies the inter­twined his­to­ry of race, crime, and post-slav­ery eman­ci­pa­tion in the Atlantic World.
While You’re Busy Mocking Abigail Fisher, the Powerful Racist Forces Behind Her Are Getting a Pass
It might feel good to mock "Becky with the bad grades," but focusing on her lets the real power players in her anti-affirmative action case off the hook.