Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on India's Quotacracy


"For nearly half a century, group or racial preferences have been America's prescribed remedy for racism and other -isms standing in the way of social equality," writes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia in The Wall Street Journal. "But anyone wishing to study the unintended side-effects of this medicine on the body politic need only look at India. There reactionary groups are trying to co-opt a women's quota bill, not to create an egalitarian utopia, but its opposite…"

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