Sunday, February 16, 2020

Tag: affirmative action

Asians Suing Harvard Over Affirmative Action Could...

While the attack on affirmative action has typically featured white students claiming that Blacks and Hispanics were stealing college admissions slots that rightfully belonged...

Federal Appeals Court Rules University of Texas...

Supporters of affirmative action got a lift Tuesday from a federal appeals court, which put a stamp on the University of Texas' long and winding...

Foes of Affirmative Action Exploiting Asian-Americans to...

The director of the anti-affirmative action campaign Project on Fair Representation has pushed Asian-Americans to the forefront of the campaign, causing some to question whether...

Supreme Court Rules Michigan’s Ban of Affirmative...

As expected, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that Michigan's voter initiative banning racial preferences in admissions to the state's public universities was constitutionally...

Rise in Racist Incidents on College Campuses...

A recent protest by Black students at the University of Michigan bringing attention to the racial tension and isolation they face on campus, has...

11 Misconceptions About Affirmative Action

The Only Way to Create A Colorblind Society is to Adopt Colorblind Policies Although this statement sounds intuitively plausible, the reality is that colorblind policies...

Black Students at University of Michigan Tired...

A group of Black students at the University of Michigan are now threatening to take “physical action” if the university continues to deliver empty...

Judicial Affirmative Action: The Next Hurdle for...

In July 2009, Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B. Dubois Institute of African-American Research at Harvard University, was mistaken for an intruder...

Brazilian President Wants 20% of Government Jobs...

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil's president says she'll ask congress to pass legislation to reserve 20 percent of the nation's government jobs for  its Black...

Justice Antonin Scalia Blasted For Referring to...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is drawing heat for his use of the term "the Blacks" during yesterday's court arguments on affirmative action—language that...

Black Brazilians Benefiting From Affirmative Action at...

Antonio Oliveira, 24, was born into a poor, mixed race family in the state of Maranhao in north-east Brazil. As a teenager he had to...

Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim...

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas got into Yale Law School thanks in part to affirmative action, according to his autobiography. But that doesn't make him...

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back...

The U.S. Supreme Court today disappointed opponents of affirmative action looking for a resounding rejection of the controversial policy as it issued a 7-1...

Supreme Court Adds 2nd Affirmative Action Case...

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a second case on the use of affirmative action, announcing Monday that it will examine Michigan’s...

Texas Law Professor Says Black Students Inferior...

In a stunning display of specious sociological analysis, University of Texas law professor Lino Graglia gave an interview to BBC in which he suggested...

Affirmative Action’s Uncertain Future

It was retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor who first predicted the demise of affirmative action in 2003. Writing for the majority in a...

Federal Court Strikes Down Michigan Vote Against...

In the latest skirmish in one of the most contentious issues of our time, a federal appeals court in Michigan ruled that the statewide...

Brazil, Colombia Grappling with Racism that Keeps...

For decades, Brazil touted itself as the most racially diverse society in the world, celebrating the idea that there was no racism in Brazil...

Melissa Harris-Perry Breaks Down Affirmative Action for...

As the nation's affirmative action wars heat up once again as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case involving the University of Texas, MSNBC...

Many Fear Supreme Court On Verge of...

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to once again consider the contentious issue of affirmative action in college admissions by reviewing the program in...

Affirmative Action Again Under Assault as Supreme...

Critics of affirmative action are hoping that a new report released Wednesday will strengthen their case when the Supreme Court begins deliberations next week...