Race-Blind College Admissions-Back to the Drawing Board: If Higher Education Is to Successfully Promote Diversity Enrollment, It Will Take a Combination of Targeted Programs
Hilton, Adriel A., Ingram, Ted N., Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has called herself "the perfect affirmative action baby." She says she would not have been admitted to either Princeton or Yale if not for affirmative action. "My test scores were not comparable to that of my colleagues at Princeton or Yale," she has said.
Sotomayor's views on affirmative action stand in stark contrast to those of Justice Clarence Thomas. In his 2007 autobiography, My Grandfather's Son, Thomas says affirmative action did more to hinder rather than help his career. Referring to his Yale law degree as almost worthless, Thomas says his admission to Yale under affirmative action watered down his degree's value. But as more states, Nebraska being the latest, begin navigating the anti-affirmative action waters charted by California's Proposition 209, …
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Publication information: Article title: Race-Blind College Admissions-Back to the Drawing Board: If Higher Education Is to Successfully Promote Diversity Enrollment, It Will Take a Combination of Targeted Programs. Contributors: Hilton, Adriel A. - Author, Ingram, Ted N. - Author. Magazine title: Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 26. Issue: 24 Publication date: January 7, 2010. Page number: 28. © 2008 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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