Naomi Schaefer Riley on the New ‘Guidance’ About Racial Preferences

by George Leef

Writing at The Chronicle’s Brainstorm blog, she calls the Obama administration’s new document a “great leap backward.” It certainly is. The notion that more “diversity” (the federally approved kind, which only counts certain ancestries as improving a school’s diversity) leads to beneficial educational outcomes is just wishful thinking, while there are heavy costs to keeping this policy going.