As president of the University of Michigan, Bollinger led the school’s landmark civil rights litigation in Grutter v. Bollinger, a Supreme Court decision that for the first time upheld the constitutional right of colleges and universities to engage in affirmative action to advance diversity 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. His book with Professor Geoffrey Stone, A Legacy of Discrimination: The Essential Constitutionality of Affirmative Action, was published in early 2023.
The Atlantic, October 31, 2022
The New York Times, June 24, 2016
Harvard Law Review Forum, April 12, 2016
Time, December 7, 2015
The New Yorker, May 16, 2014
"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."
The New Yorker, March 17, 2023
Columbia Daily Spectator, February 28, 2023
Amanpour & Co., November 4, 2022
Columbia News, October 31, 2022.
Stay Tuned with Preet, February 10, 2022
The New York Times, March 30, 2019
Columbia Daily Spectator, July 17, 2018
The New York Times, August 5, 2017
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CSPAN, April 1, 2017
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