Associate Professor, University of New Mexico
Vinay Harpalani teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights, civil procedure, and employment discrimination. His scholarship focuses on the intersections between race, education, and law, as he explores the nuances of racial diversity and identity from various disciplinary perspectives. His writings have covered topics such as affirmative action in university admissions, racial ambiguity, skin color discrimination, and the psychological development of racial identity.
Editors note: A federal judge has upheld Harvard Universitys use of race in college admissions, rejecting claims that the school discriminated against Asian Americans to admit more black and Hispanic students. Vinay...