A good debate over whether racial diversity is necessary to make good policy

Can a majority of white men ever make good policy, or is it to be automatically dismissed as bad policy? Does "everyone" have to be included to reach the "right" decision? A good debate follows:


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  • In response to your first question, I think the answer is that it depends on the policy under consideration. Policies which disproportionately impact white males could be determined by their peers, as for example, the investment banking industry which is primarily comprised of white males. Policies which impact everyone, such as health care, should include representatives across race, social class, and gender to garner the widest possible viewpoints on this issue.

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