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  1. Admissions Impossible
    Californai without the SAT
    National Review, March 19, 2001, pp. 42-43
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    Almost ad Nauseam (Review)
    Faces at the Bottom of the Well, by Derrick Bell
    1. Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell
    National Review, November 16, 1992, p. 58
  3. America in Black and White (1997)
    One Nation Indivisible
    11 Reviews, 3 Readable
  4. [+]
    American Politics (Review)
    Affirmative Action and the Stalled Quest for Black Progress, by W. Avon Drake and Rober...
    1. Affirmative Action and the Stalled Quest for Black Progress by W. Avon Drake and Robert D. Holsworth
    American Political Science Review, December 1997, p. 962
  5. 'America's Caste System'
    Two Exchanges
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 1997, pp. 64-68
  6. Beyond the Color Line (2002)
    New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America
    1 Review
  7. Beyond the Pale
    Racial role models in education miss the point. The only thing that really matters is g...
    The New Republic, December 16, 1991, pp. 22-23
  8. Bilingual Mis-education
    The New Republic, April 18, 1981, pp. 15-16
  9. Bilingual Miseducation
    Commentary, February 1990, pp. 44-48
  10. Birth of a Gerrymander
    The Weekly Standard, February 20, 2006, pp. 14-16
  11. Black Progress
    How Far We've Come--And How Far We Have to Go
    The Brookings Review, Spring 1998, pp. 12-16
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    Black Republicans? (Review)
    Behind the Mule, by Michael C. Dawson
    1. Behind the Mule by Michael C. Dawson
    The Public Interest, Summer 1995, pp. 106-110
  13. Courting Disorder in the Schools
    The Public Interest, Summer 1999, pp. 18-34
  14. The Democracy Reader (1992)
    Classic and Modern Speeches, Essays, Poems, Declarations, and Documents on Fr...
    1 Review
  15. Don't Mend It, Defend It
    National Review, September 2, 1996, pp. 45-47
  16. E. Pluribus Plura
    Congress and Bilingual Education
    The Public Interest, Summer 1980, pp. 3-22
  17. Symposium
    Education Beyond Politics
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1992, pp. 343-419
  18. The End of Meritocracy: Should the SAT Account for Race?
    No: Instead of setting lower standards for minority students, we should focus on improv...
    The New Republic, September 27, 1999, pp. 27-29
  19. [+]
    Getting Beyond Race (3 Reviews)
    The Race Card, by Richard Thompson Ford
    1. The Race Card by Richard Thompson Ford
    2. Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal by Randall Kennedy
    3. A Bound Man by Shelby Steele
    The Claremont Review of Books, December 2008, pp. 10-12
  20. Guinier Miss
    The jurisprudence of Lani Guinier
    The New Republic, June 14, 1993, pp. 16-18
  21. Have We Overcome?
    Commentary, November 2004, pp. 49-53
  22. Hobson's Choice
    Whatever the virtues of vouchers, making education market-driven is not going to ensure...
    The New Republic, July 15, 1991, pp. 13-15
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    How Much Racial Progress? (Review)
    Racial Attitudes in America, by Howard Schuman, Charlotte Steeh, and Lawrence Bobo, ...
    1. Racial Attitudes in America by Howard Schuman, Charlotte Steeh, and Lawrence Bobo, ...
    The Public Interest, Fall 1986, pp. 96-100
  24. Integration Now
    National Review, June 22, 2009, pp. 32-33
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    Is Choice a Necessity? (3 Reviews)
    Politics, Markets and America's Schools, by John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe
    1. Politics, Markets and America's Schools by John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe
    2. Privatization and Educational Choice by Myron Lieberman
    3. Public School Choice by Myron Lieberman
    The Public Interest, Fall 1990, pp. 124-131
  26. Lani's Heir
    National Review, December 21, 2009, pp. 34-36
  27. Letters
    Commentary, December 1990, pp. 2-16
  28. Letters
    Commentary, June 1990, pp. 2-16
  29. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 1998, pp. 84-88
  30. Losing Race
    Is California's anti-affirmative action movement in trouble? A report from the front
    The New Republic, June 26, 1995, pp. 17-20
  31. The Lost Art of Educating Children
    The Women's Quarterly, Fall 2000, p. 8
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    The Making of the Counterculture (Review)
    In Struggle, by Clayborne Carson
    1. In Struggle by Clayborne Carson
    The New Republic, July 25, 1981, pp. 37-41
  33. No Excuses (2003)
    Closing the Racial Gap in Learning
    9 Reviews, 4 Readable
  34. The Odd Evolution of the Voting Rights Act
    The Public Interest, Spring 1979, pp. 49-75
  35. On the Hill: Dole's Pass
    A GOP wimp-out on preferences
    The New Republic, April 1, 1996, p. 11
  36. On the Scarcity of Black Professors
    Commentary, July 1990, pp. 22-26
  37. Out-Classed
    Before we spend a fortune on education experiments, why not copy an existing success st...
    The New Republic, May 13, 1991, pp. 12-13
  38. Permaffirm Action
    Reverse discrimination is far too institutionalized to be ended by a few Supreme Court ...
    The New Republic, July 31, 1989, pp. 17-18
  39. The Prescience of Myrdal
    The Public Interest, Summer 1997, pp. 36-54
  40. Racial Politics, As Ever
    Democrats will be demagogic; when will Republicans counter them?
    National Review, March 19, 2007, pp. 20-21
  41. Racial Preferences
    What We Now Know
    Commentary, February 1999, pp. 44-50
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    The Politics of Equality Across the Globe (Review)
    Preferential Policies, by Thomas Sowell
    1. Preferential Policies by Thomas Sowell
    American Political Science Review, June 1991, p. 600
  43. [+]
    Television (Review)
    Unequal Justice, by Jerold S. Auerbach
    1. Unequal Justice by Jerold S. Auerbach
    The New Republic, May 22, 1976, p. 26
  44. [+]
    Book Reviews (Review)
    The Nationalization of American Politics, by William M. Lunch
    1. The Nationalization of American Politics by William M. Lunch
    Political Science Quarterly, September 1988, p. 577
  45. Rough Justice
    How the anti-Thomas lynch mob hanged itself
    The New Republic, November 11, 1991, pp. 14-15
  46. [+]
    The Souls of American Folk (Review)
    Enough, by Juan Williams
    1. Enough by Juan Williams
    National Review, November 6, 2006, pp. 50-52
  47. A Taboo Erodes
    The truth about blacks and education
    National Review, December 20, 1999, pp. 22-24
  48. NR Special: Education Section
    Testing and Its Enemies
    At the schoolhouse barricades
    National Review, September 11, 2000, pp. 38-40
  49. Reviews
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    Those who can't do (Review)
    Who's Teaching Your Children, by Vivian Troen, Katherine C. Boles, and Sydney S. Chelle...
    1. Who's Teaching Your Children by Vivian Troen, Katherine C. Boles, and Sydney S. Chellen, ...
    CommonWealth, Summer 2003, pp. 83-85
  50. 'Voting Rights' Trap
    The New Republic, September 2, 1985, pp. 21-23
  51. Voting Rights--And Wrongs (2009)
    The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  52. We Have Overcome
    If public intellectuals ever stopped bemoaning the cultural divide between blacks and w...
    The New Republic, October 13, 1997, pp. 23-28
  53. Whose Votes Count? (1987)
    Affirmative Action and Minority Voting Rights
    8 Reviews, 1 Readable
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