All posts by Ibram H. Rogers


Brazil’s Affirmative-Action Quotas: Progress?

Brazil recently passed what was probably the most sweeping affirmative-action law in the modern history of higher education. While the livelihood of affirmative action in the United States is in the hands of the Supreme Court, Brazil now requires its public universities to reserve half of their admission spots for its low-income students and compels its institutions to diversify significantly.

Yes, Brazil instituted what was firmly resisted by liberals and conservatives in the post-civil-rights-…