Peter Schmidt

Senior Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education

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Peter Schmidt is a senior writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education and a blogger at Color and Money. He is the author of Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War over College Affirmative Action

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Diversity in higher education is back in the crosshairs

Despite decades of legal actions, legislation, and US Supreme Court decisions, "affirmative action" in college admissions is still a political hot potato.

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In 1996, California voters passed  Proposition 209 , which banned public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, or ethnicity.

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