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Fisher v University of Texas

Developing Talent at Top US Colleges

Martin Kurzweil | Posted 06.28.2016 | Education
Martin Kurzweil

It is tempting to pit racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversity as competing goals. But there is no evidence that pursuing one kind of diversity keeps colleges from achieving the other.

Eliminating inequalities needs affirmative action

The Conversation US | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

The Supreme Court has upheld the affirmative action admission policy of University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white woman, applied to the University...

Affirmative Action Lives To See Another Day At The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a victory for diversity in higher education, a hamstrung Supreme Court narrowly upheld the affirmative action program at the Universi...

Time For College Admissions To Consider A New Diversity (or Get Rid Of All Forms Of Affirmative Action In The College Admissions Process)

Rob Hahn | Posted 05.08.2016 | College
Rob Hahn

It's the college admissions decision season, a time when colleges and universities beat their chests with statistics for their incoming freshmen class...

Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Yes or No?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 01.13.2017 | 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.

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 overstateme...

5 Things To Know About The Woman Whose Case Could End Affirmative Action As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could forever change the policy of affirmative action in America, one woman's name continued ...

Blame Your Own Mediocrity, Not People of Color, For Your College Admission Shortcomings

Malcolm-Aime Musoni | Posted 12.14.2016 | 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.

Why Scalia and Trump Are Two Peas In A Rotten Pod

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.14.2016 | 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.

The Re-Education of Justice Scalia

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.13.2016 | College
Patricia McGuire

Justice Scalia should know better; if nothing other than judicial temperament could guide him, he should know that a wise judge must think twice before opening his mouth to say something really stupid and highly prejudicial in front of the parties arguing their case before him.

Why We Must Affirm Affirmative Action

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

How can we even talk about reducing (and slowly eliminating) affirmative action when such obvious challenges are present at our universities and colleges, and in other areas of society? We must not turn back the clock.

The Upcoming Fisher v. University of Texas Affirmative Action Case Is About More than College Admissions

Marcus Bright | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

Education is the primary mechanism for upward mobility in the United States and practices to promote greater access and equity must be enshrined in policy that is protected by law.

Issues of Diversity and Access in Higher Education Step into the Spotlight

Marcus Bright | Posted 11.18.2016 | Education
Marcus Bright

A lack of access and diversity at higher education institutions threatens the economic future of the country at large and predominately minority communities in particular because most of the new jobs and careers will require post-secondary education.

We're Not Racist... Are We? The Case for Affirmative Action in Fisher v. U of Texas

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.21.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

The plaintiffs and their supporters would have you believe that racial discrimination and hatred are things of the past. They regard affirmative action as "reverse racism," as though such a thing can possibly exist. Racism requires power and privilege, attributes in short supply in communities of color.

Playing the Long Game: Fisher v. University of Texas and the Future of Race-Conscious Admissions Programs

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 10.05.2016 | Black Voices
Deborah N. Archer

We should all be paying close attention to the Fisher case, not just because of what it means for future of diversity at the University of Texas, but because of the potential impact it could have on the ability of colleges and universities across the country to welcome student bodies that reflect the full diversity of America.

Stuck on Simple: The Challenge of Moving Beyond Diversity to Inclusion

Deborah N. Archer | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices
Deborah N. Archer

When it comes to affirmative action, we remain stuck on simple. This is part of a national trend where we keep debating seemingly straightforward, and long-resolved, questions and therefore are unable to tackle the harder questions that could bring us closer to true equality.

Why We're Wrong About Affirmative Action: Stereotypes, Testing and the 'Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations'

William A. Darity Jr. | Posted 09.27.2014 | College
William A. Darity Jr.

There is little reason to believe that the widely held claim that black and Latino students enter selective universities as comparatively inferior students will not cease to rear its ugly head. It is a pervasive stereotype that minority students must face from matriculation to graduation.

5th Circuit Thumbs Its Nose at U.S. Supreme Court in Racial Preferences Case

Scott D. Gerber | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Scott D. Gerber

The SCOTUS is the nation's highest court. The recent 2-to-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding the University of Texas at Austin's use of racial preferences in its admissions program indicates that the two judges in the majority have forgotten this basic tenet of American law.

American Awakening

Victor Burt | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

If we, as a Nation, are to continue to perfect this Union for next generations, engaging in open, honest discourse about our biases when they surface is paramount. Denial, dismissive, dispassionate and derisive behavior will only reproduce the disharmony and discrimination we are witnessing and mistakenly deem them as random occurrences.

Why Only Justice Ginsburg Got Affirmative Action Case Right

Frank Askin | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Frank Askin

Once upon a time, the United States Supreme Court recognized the difference between laws and regulations which burdened "discrete and insular minorities" and programs intended to help such groups overcome the effects of past discrimination.

Black, Gay and Living in a 'Voting Rights? No! Gay Marriage, Yes!' World

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The Supreme Court's rulings force LGBTQ people of color, like me, to reside a bifurcated reality in terms of full civil rights protections.

Affirmative Action for Republicans

David Moshman | Posted 08.28.2013 | College
David Moshman

What if conservative faculty and students perceive themselves to be oppressed victims of a hostile liberal environment? What if Republicans are underrepresented? Will we end up with affirmative action for conservatives and Republicans?

Abigail Fisher and the Hidden Crisis of Black Male Collegians

Sharon Davies | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices
Sharon Davies

While the rates of college admissions by other groups have risen over the years, black male admission rates have not.

Standing up for the Least Among Us: We Can't Deny Rights to the Disadvantaged

Kate Gordon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Kate Gordon

If our society denies rights to the poorest and most disadvantaged among us, and sets up structures that privilege the already-privileged, we will become less -- not more -- willing and able to take on the global fight against carbon pollution.

Mainstream Media Strike Out in Affirmative Action Coverage

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It's hard to see what else the mainstream media could get wrong about the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, the affirmative action case that was sent back to the lower courts this past Monday.