Trivializing Diversity: The Problem of Overinclusion in Affirmative Action Programs

10 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2010  

John Martinez

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

If we reconstruct affirmative action according to race-neutral criteria, then minimum rationality judicial review would apply. Such a standard would allow us to cope with the problems of under- and over-inclusion in affirmative action programs far better than under current constructs.

Keywords: affirmative action, overinclusion, underinclusion, race-neutral, racism, quotas, discrimination, equal protection

JEL Classification: D23, D57, D60, D61, D62, D63, D70, D71, D73, D78, D81, H10, H11, H19, H70, H79, P17

Suggested Citation

Martinez, John, Trivializing Diversity: The Problem of Overinclusion in Affirmative Action Programs (1995). Harvard Blackletter Law Journal, Vol. 12, p. 49, 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1592516

John Martinez (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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