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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.

The New GOP Con--Obama the Reverse Racist

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

No matter how much Obama talks about being president of all Americans -- no matter how much he downplays race, no matter that he has an impeccable record on broad, race-neutral legislation -- he's still a reverse bigot.

Do We Need Affirmative Action Admissions at NBA Games?

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Coleman

Where, I wonder, are other middle class African Americans like me who could save up to purchase a ticket?

A 10 year old boy in Vermont meets "The Mean Society"

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

(UPDATE 5/4: Under a transparent excuse, the local league decided the growing negative publicity was too much and Matthew will be allowed to play... p...

The Forgotten Underrepresented Minorities

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Noah Baron

If ten percent of Americans are gay or transgendered, gay or transgendered Americans with a college degree will compose less than five percent of the United States.

The Five Factors I Hope the President Considers When Choosing the New Supreme Court Justice

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The new justice must be just liberal enough to be outraged by the philosophies of Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito.

Supreme Court Keeps Firefighters' Civil Rights Claim Alive

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michelle Chen

Once again, a city fire department is in the hot seat for employment discrimination, prompting the Supreme Court to set crucial new precedents for civil rights law.

UC Regents Consider Altering Admissions Policy In Response To Racist Incidents

The Daily Californian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A tense discussion of a "toxic" racial climate took center stage at last week's meeting of the UC Board of Regents. Board members responded to recen...

Kagan's Affirmative Action Achilles Heel

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan will plop an issue back on the nation's table that hasn't been seen or heard from or about in what seems like ages. And that's affirmative action.

Kagan Will Move Supreme Court to the Right

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

While Bush was shredding the Constitution with his unprecedented assertions of executive power, law professors throughout the country voiced strong objections. Kagan remained silent.

John Roberts' Troubled Psyche

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Sometimes high-profile public figures do reveal something meaningful about themselves. John Roberts' concern over the fact that he had to sit "expressionless" while Obama criticized the Citizens' United ruling is one of them.

Do We Need Affirmative Action Admissions at NBA Games?

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Coleman

I am puzzled as to why there are almost no African American fans in the audience at NBA playoff games. Where are other middle class African Americans like me who could purchase a ticket?

Sam Stein

New Business-Group Ad Has Racial Undertones, Union Alleges | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new ad from the Chamber of Commerce and its allies attacking Democratic-led efforts to pass health care legislation includes a storyline that union ...

Jewish Voices of Color Must be Heard

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

As we enter this holiday season, Jews around the world will celebrate Hanukah. The Jewish community is a diverse one, a multicultural and multiracial assemblage, by no means monolithic, representing millions of people throughout the world.

Barack Obama and the American Dream

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauri Lyons

The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.

What Affirmative Action Babies Can Give Back

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natalie Holder-Winfield

Too often, those of us who have benefited from affirmative action forget how and when to give back.

Maddow Demolishes Buchanan's Surreal Facts About America's Racial Past (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several days ago, Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan had a heated debate about the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and the fairness and...