Maddow and Buchanan have it out on affirmative action

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On Thursday’s edition of The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC pundit Pat Buchanan and host Maddow came head to head on affirmative action.

Buchanan was invited to elaborate on a column in which he claimed that white conservatives “are the folks… who pay the price of affirmative action when their sons and daughters are pushed aside to make room for the Sonia Sotomayors. What [Republicans] must do is expose Sotomayor… as a political activist whose career bespeaks a lifelong resolve to discriminate against white males.”

Maddow fiercely opposes Buchanan’s viewpoint in this segment.

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