In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, John Rosenberg reviews a recent book that purports to show how terrible it was for California to have adopted Proposition 209, thereby dropping racial preferences. Alas, it's just the same, tired, often-refuted claims, stated over and over. You might think that scholars writing a book on the alleged need for "diversity" would try to deal with the counter-arguments that it does not in fact produce a "better" student body or improved learning environment and can in fact damage its supposed beneficiaries. But no -- the book is mere cheerleading for racial preferences rather than a serious examination of it.
- January 19, 2011