CFER Executive Vice President Professor Gail Heriot recently published an excellent edited volume named A Dubious Expediency: How Race Preferences Damage Higher Education. This much-anticipated book encompasses eight poignant essays written by legal scholars, education experts, award-winning authors and policy analysts. Collectively, these thought-provoking writings critically examine the effects of race-preferential paradigm on our higher education system, its scapegoats and intended beneficiaries, around a profound research question: Should we sacrifice the principles of equal citizenship and merit for the sake of dubious expediency?
You can request a copy of A Dubious Expediency here. We hope you enjoy reading this timely publication and learn from some of the best thinkers on the subject of race-based affirmative action.
The two prestigious editors of this book are Gail Heriot and Maimon Schwarzschild. Gail Heriot is a professor of law at the University of San Diego and a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She sits on the board of directors of the American Civil Rights Project, Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, the National Association of Scholars, and its state affiliate, the California Association of Scholars. She was co-chair of both the campaign for California’s Proposition 209 in 1996 and the successful campaign to prevent its repeal in 2020. She blogs at Instapundit and the Volokh Conspiracy.
Maimon Schwarzschild is a professor of law at the University of San Diego and an affiliated professor at the University of Haifa. He is a member of the California State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Law & Philosophy. He is an English barrister and has been a visiting professor at the University of Paris/Sorbonne and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
The fact-filled and hard-hitting chapters are by Heather Mac Donald, Peter N. Kirsanow, Peter W. Wood, Lance Izumi and Rowena Itchon, John Ellis, Carissa Mulder, and the editors Gail Heriot and Maimon Schwarzschild.
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