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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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January 3, 2020

Can Universities Survive America's Leveling?

David Randall

“Diversity and inclusion for thee but not for me” is how David Randall describes the thesis of Anthony Kronman’s 2019 book The Assault on American Excellence. Kronman, the...

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January 2, 2020

College Admissions Ride the Equality Roundabout

John Staddon

America’s institutions of higher education face an intractable problem: excellence and equality—the two principles college admissions offices are ostensibly committed to—are mutually...

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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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August 22, 2012

Against "Diversity"

John Rosenberg

Roger Clegg and John S. Rosenberg offer ten reasons to oppose the "diversity" rationale for racial preferences. They argue that "diversity" is discrimination, and provide evidence that its costs are h...

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