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Media Manipulation: How UCLA Cleared Itself of Using Race in Admissions

Media Manipulation: How UCLA Cleared Itself of Using Race in Admissions

In the penultimate essay of this series, I discussed at length an internal report at UCLA that examined the university’s admissions decisions. The report, written by UCLA sociology professor Robert Mare, found evidence that UCLA had given preference to black

Why There Are Too Few 'Black Bruins'

Why There Are Too Few 'Black Bruins'

In “The Black Bruins,” a spoken-word Youtube video that has been viewed more than 2 million times, a group of young African American men express their anger at how few black students are enrolled at UCLA. Although the video draws

Why Sander is Fighting a Deceitful Admissions System

Why Sander is Fighting a Deceitful Admissions System

In the fifth essay of this series, I discussed Richard Sander, a law professor at UCLA. Among researchers of education policy, Sander is perhaps the fiercest critic of affirmative action. He’s also probably been the target of more criticism from race and

Has UCLA Found A Way to Use Race in Admissions?

Has UCLA Found A Way to Use Race in Admissions?

Many universities in the United States grant advantages to members of racial minorities in admissions–though not all will admit it. In California, the use of race in admissions to public universities has been illegal since the passage of Proposition 209