Preferential treatment policy has been in place in the United States and Malaysia for over a few decades. What are the consequences of preferential treatment in higher education in Malaysia and the United States? Has this preferential policy achieved its initial goals? How do members of the beneficiary and non-beneficiary groups respond to it? Does preferential treatment policy result in ethnic polarisation?
This book addresses the origins including the political implications of preferential policy in Malaysia and the United States. It seeks an in-depth understanding of the consequences of the policy.