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Decades of research, practical experience and just plain common sense have yielded one irrefutable fact: Diversity is the engine that drives a healthy U.S. democracy and economy. Despite that fact, America’s public and private institutions have not yet achieved full, meaningful diversity, and the gains that have been made are under continuous attack. That’s in spite of the crucial 2003 Supreme Court decision approving the University of Michigan Law School’s admissions system, which was designed to admit a “critical mass” of non-White male and female students and White female students. The law school’s program was strongly supported in virtually every quarter of society, including the military, Fortune 500 businesses, educators and psychologists. They not only supported it, they articulated the importance of diversity to citizenship and the future of our country. The Court’s ruling fell short, however, because it failed to require strategies to promote diversity, even as it formally recognized its importance to our country’s well-being. That may be why foes of diversity have regrouped and are aggressively attacking scholarship and mentoring programs and other strategies to make colleges and universities more diverse.Learn More