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Mark Bauerlein Demolishes a Fisher Brief


Writing for The Chronicle, Emory English professor Mark Bauerlein tears apart one of the typical amicus briefs supporting the University of Texas against Abigail Fisher.

Bauerlein is right — all of these arguments in favor of racial preferences are pat, hackneyed, and have been repeatedly refuted. None of that matters to the proponents. Their attachment to the kind of social engineering that “affirmative action” involves is mystical rather than rational.


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