Sunday
Feb132011

Original corrections (February 2011)

I will correct errors in the sequence in which they appear in my book. The only exception to this principle is the first error I discuss (immediately below). I make this exception because the error involved is an especially serious one.

The list of racial categories in the indented passage that begins with "White", three lines from the bottom and of page 57, and ends with "(Chou 1996: 52, 55)", twelve lines from the top of page 58, should be:

White – an individual, not of Hispanic origin, with origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North America, or the Middle East [which includes North Africa].

Black – an individual, not of Hispanic origin, with origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

Hispanic – a person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. This does not include persons of Portuguese descent or persons from Central or South America who are not of Spanish origin or culture.

Asian or Pacific Islander – a person with origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands...

American Indian or Alaskan Native – a person with origins in any of the original peoples of North America who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or has community recognition as an American Indian or Alaskan native (Chou 1996: 52, 55).

Other corrections are:

Page 15: Four lines from the bottom of the page, "Grutter" should be in italics.

Page 51: In line five, delete the quotation marks after "schools".

Page 59: The last paragraph that begins on the page should begin with the clause: "As the above paragraph makes clear," Also, "white" in that line should be in italics.

Page 111: The last words of the top line should be "on a mileage"

Page 114: In the next to last line of the first paragraph that begins on the page, "the easier tests" should be "the easier test".

Page 121: In the next to last line from the bottom of the second paragraph that begins on the page, "sent" should be "spent".

Page 141: In lines 6-7 from the bottom of the page, "for promotion tests of reasoning ability" should be "for promotion – tests of reasoning ability, arrest and conviction rates, etc."

Page 154: In the second line of footnote 139, "being compared identical" should be "being compared are identical".

Page 185: In lines 3 and 19 from the top of the page, "Verbal+Math SAT and" should be "Verbal+Math SAT or".

Page 194: in the last line of footnote 162, "same conclusion" should not be in italics.

Page 196: In the second line of the second paragraph that begins on the page, delete the first word of the line ("the").

Page 199: In the next to last line of footnote 164, there should be quotation marks after "Initiative".

Page 246: In line 8 of the first paragraph that begins on the page, "which that" should be "which".

Page 248: The first sentence of the second paragraph should be: "As in other areas of American life, racial discrimination in the military is most transparent and quantifiable at universities."

Page 249: Delete the comma after the last word of the third line ("Koreans").

Page 254: In line 4, "Section B of Appendix II" should be "Sections B and C of Appendix II".

Page 261: In line ten of the third paragraph that begins on the page, add "[sic]" after "are".

Page 262: In the fifth line of the second paragraph that begins on the page, "importance" should be "important".

Page 274: There are no mistakes on page 274. However, its format may be confusing. The entire page continues footnote 215, which began on page 273. Thus, the top of page 275 continues the discussion from page 273. Moreover, footnote 215 ends at the bottom of page 275, right below the title of the next section ("C. Democracy"). So, Section C itself begins on the top of page 276.

Page 294: In the sixth line of footnote 230, the "n" in "Non-black" should not be capitalized.

Page 300: In line 9 of the first paragraph that begins in the page, "correlation between the SAT scores" should be "correlation between their SAT scores".

Page 305: In line 6 of the second paragraph that begins on the page, there should be a comma between "status" and "education".