Volume 109
Issue
Summer '20

[Dis]Integration: Second-Order Diversity and Schools

Written By: Anders Walker

Abstract

This Article challenges the prevailing definition of diversity. Borrowing from Heather Gerken, it argues that diversity is best understood not simply as a rationale for creating integrated spaces, but also [dis]integrated ones—places where minority students and faculty can occupy majority positions and are able to exercise majority control. Such spaces serve legitimate pedagogical goals that are different from those associated with statistical integration and therefore warrant consideration by courts tasked with reviewing the use of race in university admissions.

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