Video: The History of Racial Preferences

National Association of Scholars

Racial preferences in higher education have been a hotly debated topic for more than fifty years. Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, the first major case challenging the use of racial preferences in college admissions, was decided by the Supreme Court in 1978. But what brought American higher education to that point? How did racial preferences arise in higher education admissions? Why were they instituted, and how have they changed over time?

This webinar will features David Bernstein, University Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Liberty & Law Center at the Antonin Scalia Law School; Jonathan Vogel, founder and managing attorney of Vogel Law Firm and former ​​Deputy General Counsel for Higher Education and Regulatory Services at the U.S. Department of Education; and Wilfred Reilly, Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University. The discussion is moderated by David Randall, Director of Research for the National Association of Scholars.

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