Analysis on Race-Based Affirmative Action in College Admission
- 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.157How to use a DOI?
- college admission; Harvard; SES-based affirmative acticion; racial diversity
In light of the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, race-based affirmative action in college admission is under spotlight for more controversies. In order to fully understand the role of race-based affirmative action in US higher education, a detailed analysis is needed. Through literature review, this paper offers extensive analysis on the role of affirmative action in higher education, and on how race-conscious admissions were casted doubts as a band-aid solution and reverse discrimination, along with studies that focus on college admissions without affirmative action and simulations of a SES-based affirmative action in substituting race-based affirmative action. Upon conclusion, this research paper offers advice for future research, specially to rationally approach the role of affirmative action and incorporating voices from different groups of students, as well as incorporating considerations of shifting focus from promoting racial diversity to socio-economic diversity when assessing the long-term impacts of different alternatives for race-based affirmative action.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhixin Tan PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Analysis on Race-Based Affirmative Action in College Admission BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 856 EP - 861 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.157 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.157 ID - Tan2022 ER -