Dinesh D’Souza, a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, a think-tank in Washington, D.C., is the author of the controversial bestseller Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus. The premise of Mr. D’Souza’s book and his public presentations is that preferential treatment in admission policies for minorities — primarily blacks, women and Hispanics — weaken educational standards and foster separatism and racial tensions on campus.
Although he cites dozens of examples, his focus is on diversive issues at six schools: Stanford University’s multi-cultural curriculum; the University of California at Berkeley’s ethnic admission policy; Lee Atwater’s forced resignation as a Howard University trustee; and recent developments at the University of Michigan, Harvard University and Duke University.
Excerpts from his book, which was published in April, have appeared in stories in Atlantic, New Republic and Forbes Magazine. Also, more than two dozen major newspapers and magazines have reviewed Illiberal Education.
In promoting his publication, Mr. D’Souza spoke at numerous colleges and universities, followed by a 20-city media tour and appearances on such network talk and news shows as Face the Nation, This Week with David Brinkley, Fox Network’s Good Day, Good Morning America, Firing Line, ABC’s Nightline, and One on One.