The Public Interest

Racial diversity reconsidered

Neil Nevitte , Seymour Martin Lipset & Stanley Rothman

Spring 2003

IN recent years, the value of diversity has been proclaimed across the entire spectrum of American opinion. Nowhere is this more true than in our educational institutions. In defending his school’s embattled affirmative-action admissions program, former University of Michigan President Lee Bollinger recently offered a ringing endorsement of diversity.

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