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After Affirmative Action, Meritocracy?

Robert VerBruggen

Jun 8, 2023

There are two interesting things about these ostensibly “race-neutral alternatives” to affirmative action.

In cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to end the use of race in college admissions. But when the decisions come down, colleges will not merely drop racial preferences and otherwise continue the admissions practices that they had before.

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