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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...

Sonia Sotomayor Defends Affirmative Action

AP | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejects the notion that using alternative measures to affirmative action such as income or r...

Poverty Costs Us All, But Children of Color Pay the Highest Price

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

If America is to reverse the downward trend of achievement, we must focus relentlessly on rigorous content and instruction, and enable learners to understand that intelligence is not consigned by their genes, but something they must work hard to develop in their heads.

Diversity Lives to See Another Day

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah N. Archer

With the Supreme Court's opinion in Fisher, talented and bright students from all backgrounds, including different racial and ethnic backgrounds, will get a fair opportunity. That is good news for every American.

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.

Race Vs. Class: Which Is The Bigger Barrier To Opportunity?

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 06.17.2013 | Black Voices

-- In post-Great Recession America, which is the bigger barrier to opportunity – race or class? A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the ...

Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action Looms

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

In post-Great Recession America, which is the bigger barrier to opportunity – race or class? A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the focu...

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.

What Will Replace Affirmative Action If The Supreme Court Kills It?

The New Republic | Posted 12.10.2012 | College

Ever since conservative courts and voters began trying to eliminate affirmative action in the 1990s, universities have sought creative ways to boost t...

College Affirmative Action Ban Declared Unconstitutional

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals ...

Pivotal Justice Stands Alone On Critical Issue

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

* Justice could cast deciding vote in Texas case * Curbing affirmative action, but maybe only somewhat * Most of the arg...

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...

Why Doesn't SCOTUS Let Universities Run Themselves?

Defining Ideas | Posted 10.09.2012 | College

Rather than place restrictions on race-based preferences, the Supreme Court should let colleges run themselves. Should institutions of higher educa...

Supreme Court Revisiting Contentious Issue

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justi...

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...

Affirmative Action Advances Racial Equality in Education

TCU 360 | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
TCU 360

If one is not able to recognize his or her own privilege, then they will always carry this ignorant perception that all a person needs in this society to succeed is a strong work ethic and intelligence.

Why We Value Diversity

Michael Roth | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Michael Roth

As the Supreme Court considers Fisher vs. the University of Texas, it is crucial that the justices continue to allow universities to consider race and ethnicity within a holistic admissions process that aims to create a student body that maximizes learning.

Mike Sacks

High Court Revisiting Flashpoint Issue | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Affirmative action is heading back to the Supreme Court, and this time its prospects for survival are poorer than ever. The Court ann...