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The Same, Tired Arguments for Racial Preferences

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, John Rosenberg reviews a recent book that purports to show how terrible it was for California to have adopted Proposition 209 and dropped racial preferences. Alas, it’s just the same, tired, often-refuted claims, stated over and over. You might think that scholars writing a book on the alleged need for “diversity” would try to deal with the counter-arguments that it does not in fact produce a “better” student body and can damage its supposed beneficiaries. But no — the book is just cheerleading for racial preferences rather than a serious examination of them.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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