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Critical Race Theory in Three Acts: Racial Profiling, Affirmative Action, and the Diversity Visa Lottery

17 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2003  

Victor C. Romero

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Abstract

The usual debates surrounding multiculturalism pit individual rights against group grievances in a variety of contexts including racial profiling, affirmative action, and the diversity visa lottery, often with seemingly contradictory results. Liberals often favor affirmative action but decry both racial profiling and the diversity visa lottery, while many conservatives hold the opposite view. Critical race theory provides a unique alternative to stock liberal and conservative arguments, allowing one to draw meaningful and persuasive distinctions among these seminal issues surrounding law enforcement, education, and immigration policy.

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Romero, Victor C., Critical Race Theory in Three Acts: Racial Profiling, Affirmative Action, and the Diversity Visa Lottery. Albany Law Review, Vol. 66, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=365820 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.365820

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