Deep Dive Episode 71 – Accounting for Race 101: Virginia Universities and Racial Preferences

On September 10, 2019, The Federalist Society hosted a luncheon cosponsored with the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO). CEO released and presented a new study and report entitled “Race and Ethnicity in Undergraduate Admissions at Five Virginia Universities,” which examined how admissions programs at five Virginia public universities (University of Virginia, College of William & Mary, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, and George Mason University) preference certain applicants based on race. The results of the study and its implications for the broader academic discussion of racial preferences in college admissions were discussed by the panelists.

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Althea Nagai

Research Fellow

Center for Equal Opportunity

Hans von Spakovsky

Senior Legal Fellow

The Heritage Foundation

Todd F. Gaziano

Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research and Director, Center for the Separation of Powers

Pacific Legal Foundation

Theodore M. Shaw

Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Center for Civil Rights

University of North Carolina School of Law

Linda Chavez


Center for Equal Opportunity

Race & Sex

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