Dubious Expediencies: How Short-term Thinking on Race Has Caused Long-term Problems in Higher Education

The Martin Center will hold its annual policy banquet on Friday, October 29th—this year featuring Professor Gail Heriot—to discuss the “dubious expediency” of racial preferences. Tickets are available now!          The event is based on ideas discussed in a book of the same name. You may find A Dubious Expediency: How Racial Preferences Damage … Continue reading “Dubious Expediencies: How Short-term Thinking on Race Has Caused Long-term Problems in Higher Education”


A Broad and Devastating Offensive Against Racial Preferences

Last year, advocates of racial preferences in California, where they’d been banned  since 1996, attempted to change the law so that state colleges and universities could again give admission advantages to certain groups. Despite outspending opponents by about 15-1 and with backing from big business, labor, and other organizations, the effort at repealing racial neutrality … Continue reading “A Broad and Devastating Offensive Against Racial Preferences”


Sweeping Change at the Office for Civil Rights Is Imperative

Nowhere is the adage “personnel is policy” truer than in the federal education bureaucracy. With nothing more than a few Dear Colleague letters meant to provide “guidance” to nearly all colleges and universities, during the Obama administration officials in the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) made dramatic and harmful changes in the … Continue reading “Sweeping Change at the Office for Civil Rights Is Imperative”