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
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
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