is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UCLA and a former President of the Population Association of America. After the resignation of Tim Groseclose, UCLA commissioned Professor Mare to undertake a detailed study of the holistic admissions system, and provided him with extensive resources and excellent data with which to do his research. Mare’s report is intellectually honest but also worded in a very restrained and diplomatic way (it was, after all, an “official” report to the university, exhaustively reviewed and revised before being made public). Mare was also not asked to draw any legal conclusions from the report (and, since he is a demographer rather than a lawyer, is not qualified to do so). But the thrust of the Mare report is clear enough. He finds that the main UCLA admissions process (called “regular review”) assigned holistic scores without regard to race, but that in “supplemental review” and “final review”, UCLA officials produced racial disparities in favor of blacks, and against Asians, that Mare could not explain in race-neutral terms.