This Article argues that narrowly tailored, race-conscious admissions programs can be employed to achieve a more diverse student body and consequently a more enlightened and egalitarian society. An admissions body which looks beyond traditional academic indicators and explores the whole person of each applicant will matriculate a group of students with a wide variety of race, gender, class and other backgrounds, thereby fostering a robust exchange of ideas among these students. Pointing to the enduring precedential value of Bakke as well as the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court, this Article asserts that the Courts would likely uphold a program aimed at promoting diversity. The Article concludes by describing the ideal diversity program and why Asian Americans, in particular, should support these programs
Marty B. Lorenzo,
Race-Conscious Diversity Admissions Programs: Furthering a Compelling Interest,
Mich. J. Race & L.
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