A Cross-Walk Of Neutral Strategies and Criteria: Mapping Plays from The Playbook (2d ed. 2019) to Major Federal Nondiscrimination Cases

Published November 2019
by Art Coleman and Jamie Lewis-Keith

In light of recent litigation regarding the consideration of race in college admissions and the corresponding legal obligation of postsecondary institutions that consider race to evaluate and, where appropriate, pursue race-neutral strategies, this cross-walk illustrates ways in which evidence of neutral strategies and criteria have affected (and may affect) institutional action and court judgments.  This table should be read in conjunction with The Playbook: Understanding the Role of Race Neutral Strategies in Advancing Higher Education Diversity Goals.