How affirmative action divides two justices

Does affirmative action hurt or help? Our two minority Supreme Court justices have opposing views on the policy that affected them both.

Why compare two Supreme Court justices in this week's Overtime video?

Because Sonia Sotomayorand Clarence Thomas are the two justices who "benefited" from affirmative action -- they both went to Yale Law School in the 1970s when an aggressive affirmative action policy was in place -- and they have both spoken candidly on 60 Minutes (her, in 2012; him, in 2007) about the role that affirmative action played in their lives. The trouble is: they couldn't disagree more.

"He resents affirmative action. She embraces affirmative action," says 60 Minutes producer Henry Schuster. "These two people who should have so much in common suddenly become the yin and yang of this experience."

Editor's Note: This segment was originally published Jan. 13, 2013.

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