Video: A Dubious Expediency

How Race Preferences Damage Higher Education

National Association of Scholars

Over the last half-century, racial preference policies have allowed admissions offices to judge students based on the color of their skin for the sake of “diversity.” This abandonment of equality for equity has led to striking changes in the way Americans think about identity and has further led to questions about the purpose of America’s higher education institutions.

Should universities be “great equalizers”? Is a college degree the only means to greater earnings and financial stability? How could an institution admit students to meet an unwritten quota of racial identities on campus without practicing racial discrimination?

On Friday, July 16th at 2 pm ET the NAS was joined by Professors Gail Heriot and Maimon Schwarzchild to discuss the “dubious expediency” of racial preferences. The discussion was moderated by NAS president Peter W. Wood.

The event is based on ideas discussed in a book of the same name. You may find A Dubious Expediency: How Racial Preferences Damage Higher Education, edited by Gail Heriot and Maimon Schwarzchild, on Amazon.

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