“Ain’t Dead Yet”: Affirmative Action in Academia

Ever since the Supreme Court announced on January 24th that it would review appellate court decisions upholding the use of race in admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, there have been a bevy of pronouncements on what the Court’s opinion would mean. One side bemoaned what they believed would be the death … Continue reading “Ain’t Dead Yet”: Affirmative Action in Academia

The affirmative-action trap. We need to talk about how racial preferences produce counter-productive results.

Richard Sander New York Daily News, January 30, 2022 Monday, the Supreme Court announced that in the 2022-23 term it will hear challenges to the use of race in college admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. The court has thus decided to wade into another highly controversial question — like abortion and … Continue reading The affirmative-action trap. We need to talk about how racial preferences produce counter-productive results.