Abigail Thernstrom

Abigail Thernstrom is a member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New York. She is the author of "Whose Votes Count? Affirmative Action and Minority Voting Rights" and, with her husband, Stephan, of "America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible."