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photoGerald Reynolds is the first in his family to graduate from college and then go on to law school. Now, he is Bush's pick to head up the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and not everyone is happy.

Mr. Reynolds has described affirmative action as a "big lie" and opposes race-based admissions at colleges and universities. He also said that he's not sure if he has ever personally experienced discrimination.

This father of three says minority families need to take more responsibility for their children's welfare. He also thinks schools need to do a better job preparing students.

Tune in to hear a conversation with Gerald Reynolds about his conservative take on affirmative action, family values, and education.

Guests:

Gerald Reynolds, chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights

Ronald Walters, director of the African American Leadership Institute at The University of Maryland.

This program aired on December 14, 2004.

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