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Richard Sander

Born: in Washington, DC
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Sander moved to Chicago in 1978 and lived there for twelve years.

Biography: Sander was born in Washington, DC and raised mostly in small towns in northwest Indiana. He moved to Chicago in 1978. In 1978-79, Sander served as a Vista volunteer at The Neighborhood Institute, a community organization on Chicago’s south side. He attended graduate school at Northwestern University from 1983 to 1988, earning degrees in law (J.D., 1988) and economics (M.A. 1985, Ph.D., 1990). During much of this period, Sander served on the board of the Rogers Park Tenants Committee, and worked on the election effort and subsequent transition team of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor. He is now a Professor of Law at UCLA.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Richard Sander on WorldCat :

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ISBN: 9780465029969 OCLC: 744287703

Argues that affirmative action actually harms minority students and that the movement started in the late 1960s is only a symbolic change that has become mired in posturing, concealment, and pork-barrel earmarks.