Bollinger on the Diversity Rationale

Lee C. Bollinger in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the educational importance of a diverse student body:

 

June 27, 2013

To Move Forward, We Must Look Back

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 <B>By Lee C. Bollinger 1

Dave Cutler for The Chronicle

By Lee C. Bollinger

In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the decision has been understood as upholding the principles underlying affirmative action to create a diverse learning environment, opening the door to a still unknown level of judicial review of admissions practices at colleges and universities, and generally sidestepping the most fundamental questions about diversity and race in America. I want to suggest that this decision, despite its seeming moderation, should also serve as a call to action.  read more here

 

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