Admissions On Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Ed
- Aired: 05/30/2013
- Rating: NR
At many universities, race helps determine who’s admitted. But a Supreme Court case could soon end that nationwide. We trace this issue from 1946 to today, and examine what race-blind admissions might look like. Activists, lawyers, university officials, students, and people who fought segregation discuss what diversity means, whether it matters, and how we should–and shouldn't–be able to seek it.
Support for Admissions on Trial is provided by: The William & Salome McAllen Scanlan Foundation, The RGK Foundation, and The Meyer Levy Foundation