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#StayMadAbby Makes Triumphant Return After Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.23.2016 | College

Following the Supreme Court's decision on Thursday that upholds the legality of affirmative action in college admissions, Twitter users showcased thei...

Affirmative Action Lives To See Another Day At The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a victory for diversity in higher education, a hamstrung Supreme Court narrowly upheld the affirmative action program at the Universi...

Affirmative Action Is Great For White Women. So Why Do They Hate It?

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

On Thursday, the Supreme Court narrowly upheld affirmative action in higher education admissions, protecting a landmark victory of the Civil Rights mo...

Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Yes or No?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 01.13.2016 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

As a senior in college, I can't say I'm the most qualified person to make a decision on whether race should play a factor in college admissions. However, based on my research and class discussions this semester, it is evident something needs to be changed throughout the country and more specifically here at the University of Delaware.

Dear Justice Scalia: Here's Why Smart And Black Go Together Well

Eryn Rogers | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices
Eryn Rogers

The successful minority students I know chose these elite universities because of the challenging and demanding curriculum they knew they could handle. So, no Justice Scalia, we weren't meeting some quota. We belonged there.

The New Hermione Is Literal Black Girl Magic

Jolie A. Doggett | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices
Jolie A. Doggett

Now millions of Black girls AND women will see this story in a whole new way and more importantly, they will see themselves in the smartest, kindest, most useful character in the entire Harry Potter series. Eventually, Black girls will start to see themselves as limitless. What could possibly be wrong with that?

5 Things To Know About The Woman Whose Case Could End Affirmative Action As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could forever change the policy of affirmative action in America, one woman's name continued ...

The Story Behind Justice Scalia's 'Slower-Track' Remarks

Kimberly West-Faulcon | Posted 02.07.2016 | Black Voices
Kimberly West-Faulcon

African American students want to decide for themselves whether to attend that school if they are fortunate enough to be admitted. Expert research has long discredited the exclusionary idea driving Justice Scalia's comments. Over the past several days, much of the nation has rejected the idea as well.

Blame Your Own Mediocrity, Not People of Color, For Your College Admission Shortcomings

Malcolm-Aime Musoni | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices
Malcolm-Aime Musoni

There's always been this rhetoric that people of color who are accepted into these schools are accepted because of their skin color due to Affirmative Action.

Affirmative Action Has Got Nothing on White Privilege

Alexandros Orphanides | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices
Alexandros Orphanides

Champions of the colorblind mythology dangerously misuse Dr. King's axiom that we should judge people by content of their character, not color of their skin, to hold that if we simply ignore race in the application process, racism will dissipate. The problem with such conceptions is that, followed to their logical roots, they are incredibly flawed.

The Supreme Court on Affirmative Action: 5 Possible Outcomes

Bill Blum | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Bill Blum

Like a lot of veterans--or old fogies, take your pick--of the political uprisings of the late 60s and early 70s, I've watched the growth of the new college protest movement with avid interest. I was heartened by the determined young activists who stood up to entrenched racism at the University of Missouri.

We're Not Racist... Are We? The Case for Affirmative Action in Fisher v. U of Texas

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

The plaintiffs and their supporters would have you believe that racial discrimination and hatred are things of the past. They regard affirmative action as "reverse racism," as though such a thing can possibly exist. Racism requires power and privilege, attributes in short supply in communities of color.

A Basic Flaw in the Argument Against Affirmative Action

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

Think of how different the school years of all kids -- rich and poor -- would be if education were aligned with life, instead of tailored to the needs of Princeton statisticians. We might begin to make progress after decades of failed education reform,.

Joy Resmovits

Lee Bollinger Encouraged About Affirmative Action Future | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- During his tenure as president of the University of Michigan, Lee Bollinger's name became attached, for better or worse, with two of the k...

Supreme Court Rules On Affirmative Action Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.24.2013 | Latino Voices

The Supreme Court declined to make a decision in the case of Fisher vs. the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, sending the case back to a lower ...

Joy Resmovits

Court's Affirmative Action Decision 'Will Have No Impact' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

After months of waiting for the Supreme Court to issue a sweeping ruling on affirmative action in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, un...

Affirmative Action Decision Made By Supreme Court

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action came out Monday, with the justices sending the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. ...

Court Rules On Affirmative Action

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action Monday, deciding by a 7-1 vote to send the case back to a federal appeals court. The affirmative acti...

High Court Takes On Affirmative Action

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action Monday, but did not issue rulings on other major decisions regarding gay marriage and voting rights. ...

Supreme Court Makes Affirmative Action Ruling

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled Monday to send a case on University of Texas' use of race in its admissions criteria back to a lower court. In a 7-1 decisi...

Supreme Court Rules On Fisher v. University Of Texas At Austin

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action Tuesday, sending Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin back to a lower court. The Court ordered the...

Supreme Court Makes Affirmative Action Ruling

Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court told an appeals court Thursday that it misinterpreted the justices' precedent when reviewing the University of Texas at Austin's aff...

The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action: Why Now?

Eric Segall | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Eric Segall

Let's hope that next week the Court looks back 40 years and follows the law as set forth in Defunis instead of reaching out unnecessarily to accomplish a political goal at least four of the Justices (and likely five) hold deeply -- to end affirmative action as we know it.

Why This Affirmative Action Debate is Different

National Journal | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

The lines of argument over affirmative action have changed little since the idea first combusted into controversy in the 1970s. But as the Supreme Cou...

Obstructing the Path to Equality

Ali Breland | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Ali Breland

Even on UT Austin's Campus, there are still racial divisions. Bleach balloons, racist theme parties, and unintended segregation have allowed racial problems to persist at the university.