Obama and Romney Avoid Affirmative Action in the Presidential Election

In this video, Victor Sáenz, assistant professor of educational administration, discusses how race and education have been treated by the presidential candidates and why race in particular has been missing from the debate.

Professor Sáenz’ research examines the experiences of Hispanic males at both two-year and four-year institutions as they navigate their college pathways. Dr. Sáenz has spoken about his research and programmatic work on Capitol Hill, and he continues to work closely with the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and the College Board’s Policy and Advocacy Center on their campaigns to raise awareness about the crisis facing young men of color in Education.

Victor Saenz

Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D. is a fifth-year assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a faculty affiliate with the UT Center for Mexican American Studies, a Faculty Fellow with the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, and a Faculty Associate with the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute.


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