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Affirmative Action and Racial Equity : Considering the Fisher Case to Forge the Path Ahead

Author: Uma M Jayakumar; Liliana M Garces
Publisher: New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015.
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The highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas placed a greater onus on higher education institutions to provide evidence supporting the need for affirmative action policies on their respective campuses. It is now more critical than ever that institutional leaders and scholars understand the evidence in support of race consideration in admissions as well as the challenges of the  Read more...
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Jayakumar, Uma M.
Affirmative Action and Racial Equity : Considering the Fisher Case to Forge the Path Ahead.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Uma M Jayakumar; Liliana M Garces
ISBN: 9781317664666 1317664663 9781315767840 1315767848 1138785350 9781138785359 9781138785366 1138785369
OCLC Number: 904799094
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Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Foreword; PART I Background and Evidence Submitted; 1 The Legal Context and Social Science Evidence in Fisher v. University of Texas; 2 Leadership, Citizenship, and Civic Capacity: The Imperative of Racial Diversity for Realizing Higher Education's Public Mission; 3 The Promise of Diversity in Remedying the Harms of Identity-Related Threats and Racial Isolation; 4 Tejas Es Diferente: UT Austin's Admissions Program in Light of Its Exclusionary History; 5 Access and Diversity at the University of California in the Post-Affirmative Action Era. PART II Lessons and Strategies Moving Forward6 The Mismatch Myth in U.S. Higher Education: A Synthesis of Empirical Evidence at the Law School and Undergraduate Levels; 7 Amplifying Asian American Presence: Contending With Dominant Racial Narratives in Fisher; 8 From Access to Outcomes: Considering the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan and Its Relationship to Student Persistence; 9 Walking the Diversity Rationale Talk: A Call to Institutions; 10 Reflections on the Diversity (Rationale) Literature: Examining the Potential and Need for Critical Diversity Research Praxis. Afterword: Working Collectively Toward Racial Equity in Higher Education PolicyContributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Uma M. Jayakumar and Liliana M. Garces with Frank Fernandez.

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The highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas placed a greater onus on higher education institutions to provide evidence supporting the need for affirmative action policies on their respective campuses. It is now more critical than ever that institutional leaders and scholars understand the evidence in support of race consideration in admissions as well as the challenges of the post-Fisher landscape. This important volume shares information documented for the Fisher case and provides empirical evidence to help inform scholarly conversation and institutions'

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