January 30, 2008
Bans on Affirmative Action Help Asian Americans, Not Whites, Report Says
Although opposition to colleges' affirmative-action policies runs highest in the white population, a new study suggests that it is Asian Americans—not whites—whose chances of gaining admission to a selective university surges after an institution is precluded from considering applicants' ethnicity or race.
One of the study's authors, David R. Colburn, a professor of history and former provost at the University of Florida, said in an interview on Tuesday that the study shows
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