The Supreme Court will hear arguments on October 10, 2012 in a case that could change or even abolish race-based affirmative action programs in American colleges and universities.
If the Court goes that way, as many expect, what will happen to diversity on campus?
A new report released today by The Century Foundation looks at what has happened in California, Texas, Florida and other states when affirmative action programs were changed or eliminated.
According to news coverage of the report:
A new report from the Century Foundation, released one week before the Supreme Court is set to hear what could be a landmark case on affirmative action in university admissions, argues that universities could become more diverse by eliminating the consideration of race.And in the AP (via USAToday):
(the report finds that)...in most places, the report argues, a combination of measures -- aggressive outreach, de-emphasizing of standardized tests, affirmative action based on class instead of race, and even getting rid of legacy preferences that mostly benefit whites -- has allowed minority representation on their campuses to recover to previous levels.The Century Foundation is a progressive think tank founded in 1919 with offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Learn more here.