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As the Ricochet editors have been kind enough to note, my new book — the title of which is the headline of this post — was released earlier this week. In it, I describe some of the things I witnessed as a member of UCLA’s faculty oversight committee on admissions — and I also blow the whistle on some illegal activity. Specifically, the fact that UCLA, in violation of California’s Proposition 209, is granting racial preferences to African-Americans and discriminating against Asians.
On Wednesday, Larry Elder devoted two segments of his radio show to the book and an interview with me. Larry wrote the forward for the book and also discussed it in his most recent column:
… [P]erhaps more interesting than the data and statistical analyses is Groseclose’s documentation of the suspicious ways that UCLA faculty and senior officials reacted when he asked for the data. They seemed to know that UCLA was breaking the law, and they resorted to desperate measures to prevent Groseclose and others from seeing the proof. Once Groseclose began to press them, he says, their responses became more and more fanciful. For instance, they claimed that “privacy” was the reason they couldn’t give him the data. But then Groseclose suggested that they redact all names and personal identifiers from the applications. They still refused. Further, if they were so concerned with privacy, why did they give the data to the “independent researcher”?