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Affirmative Action

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor...

Affirmative Action and My Attachment to the Rainbow

Emily Dievendorf | Posted 06.22.2014 | Detroit
Emily Dievendorf

Affirmative action has helped to provide the diversity that provided truth, even if not perfectly. Until we had a more perfect route to telling the truth of who we are and who we could be as a nation we needed to have something else in place.

How Americans Feel About Affirmative Action Policies

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 04.22.2014 | College

A wide majority of Americans support affirmative action programs on college campuses, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center...

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To UC

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2014 | Latino Voices

The University of California has offered freshman admission to more in-state Latino students than white students for the first time, a change that ref...

The Civil Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need Liberation Policy

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise.

State Senator Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Leland Yee and the Democrats who bowed to pressure from some Asian groups did grave harm by giving added fodder to the bitter opponents from legislators to Supreme Court justices that are bound and determined to do away with all programs that help all underserved minorities, and that includes Asian-Americans.

These Reddit Users Can't Understand How A Black Student Got Into 8 Ivy League Schools

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices

Earlier this week the Internet met Kwasi Enin, a student who got accepted into all eight Ivy League universities. It’s an impressive feat for any st...

Black Student Receives Hate Mail In Response To Video On Diversity

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 02.27.2014 | Black Voices

Racial tensions between students at the UCLA School of Law appear to be growing. Following the release of a student-produced video to raise awaren...

Diversity, Napolitano, and the University of California

Robert Shireman | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

UC's enrollment of low-income students is impressive, but the inadequate representation of Latino and African American students is a real problem.

No, She Didn't! Affirmative Action and Alumni Admissions Reps

Jim Downs | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Jim Downs

This whole process of alumni admissions representatives is fundamentally flawed and unwittingly furthers forms of privilege that we on campus and within the academy attempt to eradicate.

Transforming Urban Diversity From Liability Into Asset

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The issue of diversity is universal, but it is especially significant in cities in the developing world. People of different origins, religions, or cultures can easily become the "other," which often leads to marginalization and even violence.

A Graduate Program Works To Diversify The Science World

NPR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There is a widespread narrative in higher education that goes something like this: Colleges and universities have always accepted the best and brighte...

Affirmative Action Opponent Wins Court Battle

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

The California Supreme Court ruled in favor of an affirmative action opponent Thursday in his prolonged fight for access to data on race, grades and a...

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.

Michigan Students Share The Good, The Bad And The Ugly About Being Black At Their University

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

Students at the University of Michigan are igniting a dynamic dialogue about race and specifically what it means to be black at a predominantly white ...

Black Men at UCLA: The Devastating Effects of Proposition 209

Julie J. Park | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Julie J. Park

Racial diversity in the demography of a student body is a necessary but insufficient condition for healthy campus climate diversity.

This University Has More Championships Than Black Male Freshmen

Posted 11.08.2013 | Black Voices

The black students at University of California, Los Angeles, sent a strong message about diversity at their school. Namely, the fact that there isn't ...

Separate and Unequal: The Supreme Court, Affirmative Action and Ballot Initiatives

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 12.21.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah N. Archer

Many opponents of race-conscious admissions programs rely on the premise that admissions processes should be "fair." But Proposal 2 does just the opposite

BOTH SIDES NOW: After Shutdown, Nader and Alter Discuss 'Vote Against Extremism' As Slogan for 2014

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgNow that Congress crashed on Cruz Control, Ralph and Jonathan concur that that Ted and the Tea Party are fringe but disagree on how Obama is taking them on. And they debate the prospects of Cruz, Booker, Brown.

John Roberts Is Chief Phrasemaker In Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - As U.S. chief justice, John Roberts has sought to rein in laws he insists have gone to...

Scalia: 14th Amendment Protects Everyone, Not 'Only The Blacks'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

During oral arguments on an affirmative action case on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the 14th Amendment protects everyone, not "o...

Will Affirmative Action Ban Stay?

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | College

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - In a potential boost to opponents of affirmative action, the conservative majority o...

Why This New Teacher is Going to the Supreme Court

Molly Nestor | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Molly Nestor

Without an ability to attract and train a diverse student body, future teachers will continue to be largely homogenous, entering classrooms without cultural competence.

Conservative Students Think Affirmative Action Bake Sale Is A Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.02.2013 | College

A group of conservative students at the University of Texas at Austin held a bake sale on campus last week, charging different prices for brownies bas...

Not the Time to Blame White America

Jim Moore | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Cries for reparations dilute the glue of our mutual efforts to bond us together to continue to work toward fulfilling Dr. King's dream.