Brief Amicus Curiae of Gail Heriot and Peter N. Kirsanow, Members of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights, in Their Personal Capacities in Support of Petitioner in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (No. 20-1199) (Merits Stage Version)

42 Pages Posted: 9 May 2022

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Gail L. Heriot

American Civil Rights Project; U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Manhattan Institute

Peter Kirsanow

Independent

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Date Written: May 6, 2022

Abstract

In this brief, Amici respond to two of the assumptions that underpin the case for race-preferential admissions policies: (1) that these policies promote racial integration on campuses; and (2) that these policies are the result of expert academic judgments concerning the pedagogical benefits of a racially diverse class. The evidence shows that neither assumption is true.

Keywords: Accreditation, affirmative action, Asian Americans, diversity, Grutter v. Bollinger, neo-segregation, race-preferential admissions, Students for Fair Admissions

Suggested Citation

Heriot, Gail L. and Kirsanow, Peter, Brief Amicus Curiae of Gail Heriot and Peter N. Kirsanow, Members of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights, in Their Personal Capacities in Support of Petitioner in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (No. 20-1199) (Merits Stage Version) (May 6, 2022). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 22-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4102071 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4102071

Gail L. Heriot (Contact Author)

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Peter Kirsanow

Independent

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