This is an important work that needs to be read and discussed. It makes a good point that it is almost racist to assume that all African-Americans need affirmative action and that no Caucasians do. I just wish that the book had suggested some metrics to operationalize the concept of using "place" (socioeconomic level) within affirmative action. The book only mentions losing standardized tests like the SAT or ACT as part of college entrance weighting in favor of using grades. However, I'm not convinced that using grades from poorly funded inner city schools is fair either.
I received this book in a Librarything giveaway but that has not impacted my review.