The Evolution of a Social Contract: The University of California Before and in the Aftermath of Affirmative Action

Abstract: 

This brief essay covers the history of admissions at the University of California (UC), including the development of affirmative action programs in the 1960s and, more recently, the heated political battle over the use of race and gender preferences at the University.

Publication date: 
September 1, 1999
Publication type: 
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Citation: 
Douglass, J. A. (1999). The Evolution of a Social Contract: The University of California Before and in the Aftermath of Affirmative Action. UC Berkeley: Center for Studies in Higher Education.