The Future of Affirmative Action


Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Richard Kahlenberg
Richard Kahlenberg

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to outlaw the use of race in admissions has sent colleges looking for new paths to achieve racial and ethnic diversity. What are the best avenues forward that allow universities to help repair our nation’s history on race without employing racial preferences? Could those new strategies also recognize the rising significance of class disadvantage in American life over the past half century?

Join the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study as Richard Kahlenberg explores the future of affirmative action. Kahlenberg is a nonresident scholar at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, and a professorial lecturer at George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

Kahlenberg is a regular contributor to the New York Times and The Atlantic, and is the author of books including Excluded: How Snob Zoning, Nimbyism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don’t See and Untapped Resouce: Low-Income Students in Higher Education.