As president of the University of Michigan, Bollinger led the school’s historic litigation in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, Supreme Court decisions that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education. He speaks and writes frequently about the value of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity to American society through opinion columns, media interviews, and public appearances around the country.
"We urgently need a more serious, realistic, and open discussion about race in the United States today. Along with it, we need a new movement like the one that led to Brown—before it is too late, and the issue vanishes beneath another cycle of inattention."
Time, October 10, 2019
July 17, 2018
The New York Times, June 24, 2016
Harvard Law Review Forum, April 12, 2016
Time, December 7, 2015
The New Yorker, May 16, 2014
CSPAN, April 1, 2017
Miller Center, April 16, 2009