U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas blames Yale Law School -- specifically, its affirmative action program -- for his difficulties securing a job as a first-year associate after his graduation. He wrote in his autobiography that his degree was basically worthless, since it "bore the taint of racial preference." But interviews with a dozen African-American lawyers who attended Yale in the same years paint a strikingly different picture.
Did Affirmative Action Really Hinder Clarence Thomas?
The American Lawyer
June 2, 2008