The recent Sixth Circuit Court ruling overturning Michigan's ban on racial preferences in college admissions deserves a place of honor in the top-ten list of judicial sophistries, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia in her morning column in the Washington Examiner. But that shows that using courts to create color-blind campuses is neither workable nor desirable. She notes:
The best among bad options might be full-disclosure laws requiring universities that receive federal funding to reveal what admissions standards they use for which group—minorities, alumni, athletes, donors—along with their graduation rates. This will expose any admissions double standard whether toward minorities or rich white legacies, causing elite universities to risk their reputational appeal.
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