Affirmative Action in Higher Education Over the Next Twenty-Five Years: A Need for Study and Action

17 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last revised: 7 Feb 2019

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Affirmative action in higher education remains controversial and vexing. Few people argue that consideration of race in college or law-school appli­cations would be the best policy in an ideal world. In that world, skin color would be treated like eye color (or perhaps like one's religion, whose differ­ences the ideal world would tolerate and celebrate but not rank invidi­ously). In today's America, however, race still matters in painful ways.

Keywords: Affirmative Action, skin color, race, university, policy, minorities, Baake, Supreme Court, constitution, higher education

Suggested Citation

Day O'Connor, Sandra and Schwab, Stewart Jon, Affirmative Action in Higher Education Over the Next Twenty-Five Years: A Need for Study and Action (2010). Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2705444

Sandra Day O'Connor

United States Supreme Court ( email )

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Stewart Jon Schwab (Contact Author)

Cornell Law School ( email )

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