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Abigail Fisher

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.

Affirmative Action Could Go Back To The Supreme Court

AP | Posted 11.13.2014 | College

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The issue of affirmative action could be headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused to reconsid...

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.

On Suzy Lee Weiss, Abigail Fisher and Unpacking White Privilege in Higher Education

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Krystie Yandoli

It's necessary for students to start engaging in dialogues and being productive in social action against inherent forms of racism instead of perpetuating backwards, ill-informed ideas.

What The Challenge To Texas Affirmative Action Is Really About

ProPublica | Nikole Hannah-Jones | Posted 03.18.2013 | Latino Voices

When the NAACP began challenging Jim Crow laws across the South, it knew that, in the battle for public opinion, the particular plaintiffs mattered as...

Affirmative Action Headed for the Dustbin of History

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

Poor Abigail Fisher. She had her cake and wanted to eat it too. The Supreme Court appears ready to hand her a fork.

Affirmative Action: Race vs. Class

Allessandra Bradley-Burns | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Allessandra Bradley-Burns

Affirmative Action is not only made to change the make up of who gets invited, it is most powerful in its ability to change the lens through which we look at one another.

Answer in the Affirmative

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 12.12.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

By upholding precedent, the Supreme Court will allow questions of race to be addressed in a pragmatic, constitutional manner rather than a political one.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Looked Better For Affirmative Action Foes | Mike Sacks | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice John Roberts may have switched his vote to join the Supreme Court's liberals in last term's blockbuster health care case, ...

You Decide: Fisher vs. University of Texas

Posted 10.10.2012 | College

The Supreme Court takes up Fisher vs. The University of Texas at Austin today, in a potentially landmark case that could limit or eliminate affirmativ...

Supreme Court Takes Up Affirmative Action Case

Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

By MARK SHERMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in...

Fisher v. The University of Texas: What to Expect in Oral Argument

Stephen Menendian | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Stephen Menendian

Although few legal minds devote journal space to analyzing oral argument, the Court is so closely divided on major cases that a perceptive listener can usually divine clues as to where the individual Justices may be leaning.

Affirmative Action Gets First Supreme Court Hearing Since 2003

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...