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What is affirmative action?

As President Trump decides to withdraw Obama-era guidance that ensured diversity in school communities, Ali Velshi breaks down what affirmative action is and speaks with the Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Catherine Lhamon, on how a blow to affirmative action policy will affect students.

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