Adalberto Aguirre, Jr., and Rubén Martinez



The Diversity Rationale in Higher Education: An Overview of the Contemporary Legal Context

The authors look at the historical legacy of race-based privilege and inequality in America. The essay reviews and discusses legal challenges to diversity and affirmative action initiatives in higher education, particularly through key Supreme Court decisions. It concludes with a plea to reverse the current rightward trend and promote the long-term benefits of a society based on inclusion and equality for nonwhite persons.

affirmative action; education — higher education — United States; higher education — admissions policies; United States — Supreme Court

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 30, No. 1 (2003): 138-152