The Real Beneficiaries of Racial Preferences

Despite their public unpopularity and court ordered restrictions, racial preferences in higher education still manage to hang on and if anything, the Obama administration has pushed them even harder.  To wit, on Friday September 27th, both the Department of Justice and Department of Education issued a "Dear Colleague" letter that strongly affirmed that using skin color in college admissions was still permissible.  According to the letter, "The Court preserved the well-established legal principle that colleges and universities have a compelling interest in achieving the educational benefits that flow from a racially and ethnically diverse student body and can lawfully pursue that interest in their admissions programs.  The educational benefits of diversity, long recognized by the Court and affirmed in research and practice, include cross-racial understanding and dialogue, the reduction of racial isolation, and the breaking down of racial stereotypes." This is a...(Read Full Article)