Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, has been a key force in civil rights, working in the Civil Rights Division at the US Department of Justice, heading the voting rights project at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in the 1980s, and serving in the Civil Rights Division during the Carter Administration. Since 2001, Guinier has been working on issues of fairness in higher education and is the author of the forthcoming book, Meritocracy, Inc. How Wealth Became Merit, Class Became Race and Higher Education Became a Gift From the Poor to the Rich.
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