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Affirmative Action

Justice Thomas Hasn't Uttered A Word From The Bench In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

Justice Clarence Thomas will soon celebrate 10 years of not speaking during oral arguments at the Supreme Court, The New York Times reported on ...

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

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

As the GOP primary rages on, candidates aim to strengthen their electoral chances by stirring up racial resentment, capitalizing on seven years of Ob...

Supreme Hypocrisy

Gregory Allen Howard | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices
Gregory Allen Howard

As the Supreme Court considers ending affirmative action this year, one can only hope those justices who seemingly oppose so-called preference-- Scalia, Roberts, and Alito-- would reflect on their own early race preference, white male race preference.

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.

Affirmative Action Matters in Israel, Too

Sigal Alon | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Sigal Alon

In an attempt to remedy the glaring underrepresentation of several population groups in their student bodies, Israel's top four universities implemented an affirmative action program during the early to mid-2000s.

Hillary Clinton Says A Republican President Would 'Break' The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

The future of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, and Hillary Clinton wants you to know she's the one who can save it. In an op-ed for The Boston...

Making Affirmative Action Work

Tom Caramanno | Posted 01.05.2016 | College
Tom Caramanno

By expanding the notion of diversity to include those who are economically and socially diverse, colleges would be admitting a much more heterogeneous student body and may actually come closer to achieving their goals.

The Supreme Court Had A Landmark Year. Here Are Its Greatest Hits.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

For all the talk of gridlock and dysfunction in Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court stood out this year for some quality work.  It's not an o...

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.

College Protesters Are Not a Threat to Free Speech

Alan Singer | Posted 12.23.2015 | College
Alan Singer

I have never been invited to be a college commencement speaker, because of my ideas, and also because I will not bring in donor dollars. In this country money drives access. By the way, if a college is interested, I charge much less than Condoleezza Rice.

Note To Justice Scalia: Black Students Do Very Well At Top Colleges

Brookings Institution | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.17.2015 | Black Voices

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Justice Scalia's Message to Black Children

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 12.17.2015 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

I received this excellent piece from one of my colleagues at Success Academy. I am proud to work with her and the thousands of others who fight to pro...

Surveying American Sins at Solstice

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Christmas greeting, "Peace on earth, goodwill toward men," is rooted in the Gospel yet has a universal pull. As an aspiration it seems as distant as ever.

Why affirmative action matters in the larger social and racial justice movement: An Asian American perspective

Christopher Kang | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Christopher Kang

On December 9, 2015, while the Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, I joined the National Action Netwo...

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

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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Lauren Leader-Chivee | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Lauren Leader-Chivee

Is the value of diversity sufficient to warrant active interventions to ensure it in every sphere? The answer is unequivocally yes.

Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action and the Perils of Oral Argument

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Although I often disagree with Justice Scalia, and although I emphatically disagree with him about the constitutionality of affirmative action, the outrage and condemnation sparked by this comment is completely unwarranted.

Decolonizing Teachers: A Conversation with Magdalena Gomez

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 12.15.2015 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Rarely in the field of education do I find someone with such a passion and talent for the work that she can hold a group of 60 teenagers completely ca...

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.

Justice Scalia: Talent is Universal, but Opportunity Is Not

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

For generations Americans of all races and socio-economic status have been taught that America was the land of opportunity and the great equalizer was...

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.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Proves Why Affirmative Action Is Needed 50 Years After it Was Signed into Law

Antonio Moore | Posted 12.14.2015 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

We have to begin to get honest about what it means when a Supreme Court Justice makes statements such as the above. It means he truly has not accepted race, and its deep-rooted effects on the America we see today.

Why Scalia and Trump Are Two Peas In A Rotten Pod

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

It is clear that race may be considered in police profiling, stop and frisk practices, housing discrimination, bias crimes, locating pollution-emitting municipal facilities, but we are miraculously color blind when considering opportunity.

Justice Scalia Is Simply Wrong About Affirmative Action

National Journal | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics

Su­preme Court Justice Ant­on­in Scalia’s seem­ing sug­ges­tion this week that stu­dents of col­or would be bet...