Professor Barry McDonald Quoted in "The End of Affirmative Action in Higher Ed" -- World News
Professor Barry P. McDonald is quoted in the World News article, "The End of Affirmative Action in Higher Ed." The article considers the recent United States Supreme Court decision that colleges and universities can no longer use race as a factor in admissions decisions.
Excerpt from "The End of Affirmative Action in Higher Ed"
In Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1978, the court ruled that schools could consider an applicant’s race but could not employ a quota system to ensure a diverse student body. In 2003, the court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that racial diversity is a valuable goal for schools as long as race is just one of many factors considered in acceptance. After that decision, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said she hoped affirmative action would eventually be unnecessary if America provided strong educational opportunities for all children.
“Even though these programs have a benign purpose of attempting to rectify racial discrimination, they can be a double-edged sword,” said Barry McDonald, professor at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. “It has to be used carefully so that the benefits outweigh the potential costs.”
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