Lani Guinier: Wealth, Race, and Merit in Higher Education

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Presidential Lecturer

Lani Guinier, professor of law, social critic, and civil rights activist, gave the first talk in the Presidential Lecture series this fall. Her presentation addressed issues of race, class, and the contested notion of "merit" in higher education. Throughout her distinguished career she has engaged both academics and the public in discussions regarding the enduring question of race in America. She is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including the forthcoming "Meritocracy, Inc.: How Wealth Became Merit, Class Became Race, and Higher Education Became a Gift From the Poor to the Rich" (2007).