Socioeconomic Status, Race/Ethnicity, and Selective College Admissions
Carnevale, Anthony P.
Rose, Stephen J.
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This book chapter concludes that race-sensitive affirmative action policies should be retained and expanded to include low-income students. This research was referenced in the affirmative action Supreme Court Case Fisher vs. University of Texas in two amicus briefs: Fisher I: Brief of the American Association for Affirmative Action as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent and Fisher II: Brief of Richard D. Kahlenberg as Amicus Curiae in Support of Neither Party. This book chapter appears in The Century Foundation’s America’s Untapped Resource: Low-Income Students in Higher Education, edited by Richard D. Kahlenberg.