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    DescriptionAffirmative action was meant to redress the lingering vestiges of the discrimination and exclusion so prominent in America's past and afford underrepresented groups the opportunities most take for granted. Its impact on higher learning has been immeasurable: diversity is part of the mission of most colleges and universities, and exposure to a variety of ethnicities, cultures and perspectives benefits all. Yet institutions are scrambling to reevaluate their mission and methods as courts mandate colorblind admissions and affirmative action is misconstrued and attacked as reverse discrimination, patronizing and insulting to minorities, or simply unnecessary. Diversity has plummeted on many campuses as a result, and elite institutions now struggle to enroll underrepresented groups. Discussions of the controversy reflect little understanding of the role of race in college admissions, ignore the fact that eligibility does not guarantee admission, and falsely cast affirmative action as a policy based on race alone. This assessment of the role of race in college admissions examines misconceptions surrounding affirmative action and the place of race in the admission process. Chapters explore declining diversity; the effect upon professional schools; the historical perspective of the subject; the courts' role in affirmative action; inequities in the admissions process; percentage plans as an alternative; the detrimental results of "colorblind" admissions; and ways to address the problem.


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    Title
    Race and College Admissions
    Subtitle
    A Case for Affirmative Action
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jamillah Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 367 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786419845
    ISBN 10: 0786419849
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
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    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
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    B&T General Subject: 340
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU032000, EDU040000, SOC031000, EDU001000
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    DC22: 378.161
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    LC classification: LC212.42 .M66 2005
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    Illustrations note
    charts, graphs, notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    28 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC