Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff ∗

  title={Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff ∗},
  author={Peter Arcidiacono and Michael F. Lovenheim},
Race-based preferences in college admissions evoke fierce and divided opinions on their merits, divisions that also hold among the Supreme Court justices. Of the three landmark court decisions on affirmative action that examined the use of applicant race in the admissions process, two were 5-4 decisions. While the use of explicit quota systems and point systems for minority applicants were ruled out in Bakke v. California Board of Regents and Gratz v. Bollinger respectively, Grutter v… CONTINUE READING

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