Our Questionable Support of Diversity in Higher Ed
In 1978, when the Supreme Court heard the landmark Bakke case that permitted race to be considered as one of several factors in higher education admissions, several colleges and universities filed amicus briefs in support of the University of California’s race-conscious policies. The central argument of those briefs was that such policies were needed to correct, in part, the cumulative impact of past discrimination against minority applicants.
Originally published: April 19, 2018
Author: Clara M. Lovett
Position: President Emerita
Institution: Northern Arizona University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed