A Remark on Color-blind Affirmative Action

@inproceedings{Ray2010ARO,
  title={A Remark on Color-blind Affirmative Action},
  author={Debraj Ray and Rajiv Sethi},
  year={2010}
}
Faced with legal challenges to explicitly race-contingent admissions policies, elite educational institutions have turned to criteria that meet diversity goals without being formally contingent on applicant identity. We establish that under weak conditions that apply generically, such color-blind affirmative action policies must be nonmonotone, in the sense that within each social group, some students with lower scores are admitted while others with higher scores are denied. In addition, we… CONTINUE READING

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