Duster Buster: Another Failed Attempt To Justify Racial Preference

Troy Duster, a former president of the American Sociological Association and a professor of public policy at Berkeley, has a long and thoroughly unpersuasive article in the Chronicle of Higher Education arguing that racial preferences are fine because no one objects to the “unapologetic quota system” used to select National Merit Scholars and those admitted to the service academies. Really.

You don’t need me to tell you what’s wrong with this argument, but I’ll tell you anyway if you look at my “Short Take” on Minding The Campus today, “Another Attempt to Justify Preferences and Quotas.”

Say What?