Richard D. Kahlenberg

Richard D. Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, and is writing a book about housing segregation.


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 »