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The Decades-Long Affirmative Action Debate is Incomplete

Zachary Parker | Posted 09.09.2013 | Black Voices
Zachary Parker

Let's expand the current circumscribed conversation around affirmative action to include what is happening right this moment and how we might go about increasing college access for all children, but especially minority students.

Supreme Court Decision on Race in Admissions Leaves Reason to Be Hopeful

Gene D. Block | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Gene D. Block

Monday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court may leave us all waiting to see what the case of a Texas woman challenging her state's affirmative action laws means for all of us in higher education, but there is reason to be hopeful.

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Calls Out Clarence Thomas

Posted 10.14.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry wrote an open letter to Justice Clarence Thomas and read the note aloud on her Saturday MSNBC show. Earlier this week, the Sup...

Education and Incarceration: Beyond 'Affirmative Action'

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 12.12.2012 | College
Inimai Chettiar

The Court's decision could result in policies that provide even fewer educational and economic opportunities to young black men and, in turn, result in the incarceration of more of this large swath of our community.

Believing in Equality

Mac McCann | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Mac McCann

It is unfair to white students to have their chances of admission lessened because of their skin color. Even more so, it is degrading to minority students to imply that they need a boost simply because of their race.

UT Needs Holistic Review

Samantha Robles | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Samantha Robles

Holistic review is important to UT because it allows for a person to be recognized by everything that makes them whole and unique.

The View of Affirmative Action From the Other Side of the Americas

Tanya K. Hernandez | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Tanya K. Hernandez

Just as the United States Supreme Court reconsiders the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action programs in higher education, Latin American countries such as Brazil are actively adopting nationwide affirmative action policies.

Don’t Let The Supreme Court Fool You: Diversity On Campus Is Important

Kyle Anderson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Kyle Anderson

If research consistently shows that a diverse environment in higher education is essential for student development, and the government sponsors a task force on this same subject, then why is the Supreme Court sending a contradictory message?