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10 - What Do the Results Mean?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 December 2019

John M. Carey
Affiliation:
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Katherine Clayton
Affiliation:
Stanford University, California
Yusaku Horiuchi
Affiliation:
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
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The concluding chapter provides a summary of the results reported in the previous chapters, emphasizing the overall preferences in favor of racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic diversity and the broad consensus around these preferences across groups of participants. The chapter then reviews scholarship on how diversity affects campus communities and individual students and faculty, emphasizing that effects at the community level are widely regarded to be positive whereas deeper debates surround impact at the individual level. The chapter concludes by considering current challenges to affirmative action in college admissions in the courts and from those arguing for diversity of viewpoints rather than demographics.

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Campus Diversity
The Hidden Consensus
, pp. 188 - 216
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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