RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 53880324 LA English T1 Defending diversity : affirmative action at the University of Michigan A1 Gurin, Patricia., PB University of Michigan Press PP Ann Arbor YR 2004 SN 0472113070 9780472113071 AB "Even as lawsuits challenging its admissions policies made their way through the courts, the University of Michigan carried the torch for affirmative action in higher education." "The University's position on affirmative action was vindicated in June 2003, when the Supreme Court ruled that race may be used as a factor in university admissions programs. The Court thus upheld what the University had argued all along: diversity in the classroom translates to a beneficial and wide-ranging social value. With the green light given to the University's law school admissions policies, Defending Diversity validates the positive benefits gained by students in a diverse educational setting." "Defending Diversity is a timely response to the Court's ruling. With chapters that explore the factual background, historical context, and psychosocial implications of affirmative action, the book illuminates the many benefits of a diverse higher educational setting, demonstrating why affirmative action is necessary to achieve that diversity."--Jacket.