The regime of affirmative action — of preferences administered on the basis of race — is illegal in California. It nevertheless continues to operate, though it necessarily does so under conditions of secrecy and deceit. See, for example, Tim Groseclose’s Ricochet post “‘Independent study’ shows UCLA is cheating on admissions.”
When it comes to persistence in unlawful behavior involving race, university administrators are a hard case. Professor Groseclose returns to the case of UCLA in his new book, Cheating: An Insider’s Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA. The book’s findings are summarized in Maxim Lott’s Fox News report “UCLA prof says stats prove school’s admissions illegally favor blacks.”
Professor Gloseclose performed his research and wrote up the results from inside the asylum; he is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at UCLA. He holds joint appointments in the political science and economics departments.
It can’t be fun to blow the whistle on his friends and colleagues at UCLA. Lott reports that Professor Gloseclose is decamping from UCLA to join the faculty at George Mason University.