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Affirmative Action

A Reflection On Racism

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

While I get how White people can "feel" that this is their reality -- they are targets of racism -- we must not allow this perspective to drive the future of our conversations on race.

Political Parties Restrict Americans' Freedom

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Consider three Americans: a gay businessman who wants to lower taxes; a scientist who teaches evolution but opposes amnesty for the illegal; an agnost...

Market Irrationality in the Law School 'Arms Race'

Daniel J. H. Greenwood | Posted 07.06.2011 | College
Daniel J. H. Greenwood

Law schools depend on their graduates being able to get jobs, and graduates' ability to get jobs depends on USNWR rankings. The consequence is a market-induced disaster.

Boardroom Diversity Means Better Business

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

In the life sciences and beyond, diversity makes business sense and social sense, and every one of us has an interest in making sure that diversity is put on the agenda.

State GOP Lawmaker: Minorities Earn Less Because They Don't Work As Hard

Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern, a Republican, made questionable remarks in the wake of a measure seeking to ban affirmative action programs advancing ...

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Right. We're All Jealous. (Of Her and George W. Bush.)

Keli Goff | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Keli Goff

In an age in which America's class-divide is greater than it's ever been, our patience has simply waned for people who were born on third base and act like they hit a triple.

Northern Ireland Police To Cease Affirmative Action For Catholics

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland's police force will stop being required to hire Catholic applicants over Protestants following a decade of change that...

Nation-Building and Affirmative Action in 19th Century America

Grant Calder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Grant Calder

In February 1865, shortly before the Civil War ended, Congress established "a bureau of refugees, freedmen and abandoned lands" -- a radical attempt at social change by conservative people.

Yes, I'm a White Male, and I Apologize for That

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Scott Janssen

I'm a middle class white male and have been for a long time, at least as long as I can remember. Truthfully, those classifications have never really ...

Developing Women Leaders: Five Factors That Matter

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

There are five universal factors that, no matter where people are, where they are from, or what sector they are in, make a real difference in encourag...

Court Upholds University's Right To Affirmative Action Policies

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of Texas at Austin's use of affirmative action in its admission policy was deemed legal by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tue...

Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

Clearly, it looks odd these days for a board to be comprised of only white men, but does diversity make a difference in real economic terms? Does it actually affect the bottom line?

Arizona Bans Affirmative Action

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Arizona voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 107 to ban the consideration of race, ethnicity or gender by units of state government, including publi...

Meeks: Hispanics, Asians, Women Not Minorities, Shouldn't Get City Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Senator James Meeks, a reverend at a South Side church and a candidate for mayor of Chicago, was trying to talk about his education policy yeste...

Age-Old Elitism at Oxbridge

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Beenish Ahmed

Great Britain has become immensely more diverse in the last century, and it's time for its top institutions to recognize and reflect this.

The Bush Tax Cuts and the Republican Cult of Affirmative Action

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Capitalists believe in rewarding success and punishing failure. Well, we have ten years of performance data on the Bush tax cuts, and they failed by every possible criterion.

The 10 Most Diverse Colleges

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Which American campuses are the most ethnically diverse? In order to find out, U.S. News and World Report looked at enrollment data from schools -- di...

On the Firing of Rick Sanchez by CNN

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Some time ago Sanchez invited me to appear on his program. The major question he asked me was whether Jews have a dual loyalty, to Israel and the US. The question was not intended as friendly.

Race, Ethnicity, Wealth, and Poverty

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

We know about the different life chances of people of different racial backgrounds, but it's hard to sort out exactly why the outcomes are so different.

Newt Gingrich: Affirmative Action Baby

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

For all their complaints about affirmative action, the right-wing is benefiting greatly from what can best be described as an affirmative action media policy, otherwise called "balance."

Quota Me on This: U.S. Companies Should Enact Board Quotas

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Should the United States jump on the female quota bandwagon? Norway has had a quota law in place for the past four years stipulating that all publicly...

Affirmative Action Divides Brazil as Election Nears

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

It's a reminder of how efforts to globalize the United States model of social organization by race can cause the fragmentation of national identity in a regional power like Brazil.

David & Goliath: Corrections Officers and Corporate Interests

Matthew Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Anderson

The person at the heart of what has become a quieted controversy is a witness to American citizens having been beaten and held at gunpoint by officers of California's corrections community.

The Summer That Resurrected the Cult of White Victimhood

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Hysterical white people are all over the media screaming to whomever is listening that white people are under attack in America. The key word here, though, is "resurrection," for this hysteria is nothing new.

Sen. Webb Tackles Preferences

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Webb feels viscerally that policies that treat all whites as privileged, regardless of wide variations in their socio-economic background and circumstances, make a mockery of the liberal ideal of equal justice.