The Slow Demise of Race Preference

12 Pages Posted: 13 May 2014 Last revised: 3 Jun 2018

Date Written: May 12, 2014


This article traces the origins of affirmative action, its initial success, and the Reagan Administration's efforts to end it, which only recently have come to fruition with Fisher v. University of Texas and Shuette v. Coalition fo Defend Affirmative Action.

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Brodin, Mark S., The Slow Demise of Race Preference (May 12, 2014). 39 NYU Review of Law & Social Change 369 (2014 Symposium Issue), Available at SSRN: or

Mark S. Brodin (Contact Author)

Boston College - Law School ( email )

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Newton, MA 02459-1163
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