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Affirmative Action

September 30, 2020

What is Affirmative Action?

Steve Balch

A review of The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today, Melvin I. Urofsky, Pantheon, 2020, pp. 592, $22.68 hardcover.

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September 30, 2020

Seeking Diversity, Selecting Discrimination

George R. La Noue

A review of Campus Diversity: The Hidden Consensus, John M. Carey, Katherine Clayton, Yusaku Horiuchi, Cambridge University Press, 2020, pp. 274, $29.93 hardcover.

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May 31, 2019

Harvard Hoist on Its Own Petard?

John Rosenberg

With the antidiscrimination suit brought against it by Students for Fair Admissions, Harvard University finds itself front and center in the affirmative action battle zone. It’s deserved. From t......

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March 24, 2016

Affirmative Action at the University of Louisville: A Case Study

Ben Foster

An examination of the application of seldom-scrutinized affirmative action policies in one university.

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March 27, 2014

And We Shall Not All Be Dentists

Amy L. Wax and Isaac N. Cohen

Amy L. Wax and Isaac N. Cohen review the book, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.

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June 20, 2013

Horatio Alger with Affirmative Action: A Review of My Beloved World

George W. Dent

George Dent reviews Sonia Sotomayor's memoir, released against the backdrop of the Supreme Court's deliberations over Fisher v. Texas.

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