Richard D. Kahlenberg

Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, is the author of All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools Through Public School Choice, and is working on a book on economic segregation in housing and education.

Why Everyone Is Wrong about Fisher vs. University of Texas

In 1978, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a racial quota system at the University of California at Davis Medical School and ordered a white student, Allan Bakke, admitted, many civil rights leaders were furious. As Randall Kennedy notes, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, called for a demonstration, and William T. Coleman, the chair of… Read more »