Is "race-neutral" really race-neutral? Disparate impact towards underrepresented minorities in post-209 UC system admissions

José L. Santos, Nolan L. Cabrera, Kevin J. Fosnacht

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Abstract

Authors examine the proportion of undergraduate applications, admissions, and enrollments preceding, during, and after Proposition 209 while accounting for the relative growth in University of California eligibility for underrepresented minorities (URMs). They employed standard deviation analyses to measure dispersion of the URMs to non-URMs. Results suggest that disparate impact towards URMs persists, the magnitude is large, and affirmative action alone is insufficient to ensure an equitable admissions process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-701
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Higher Education
Volume81
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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