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Weighing the benefits and costs of racial preference in college admissions

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Curtis Crawford is a retired educator and Unitarian minister. He has taught philosophy and literature at the New School for Social Research.

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Crawford, C. Weighing the benefits and costs of racial preference in college admissions. Soc 37, 71–80 (2000).

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  • Affirmative Action
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Black Student
  • College Admission
  • Review Essay