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Fisher vs the University of Texas

Making Affirmative Action Work

Tom Caramanno | Posted 01.05.2017 | College
Tom Caramanno

By expanding the notion of diversity to include those who are economically and socially diverse, colleges would be admitting a much more heterogeneous student body and may actually come closer to achieving their goals.

Is It Fair or Unfair: The Harvard Admission Process?

Richard Finger | Posted 05.26.2016 | Education
Richard Finger

While some consideration can be given to less qualified applicants, overall too many much more qualified students are being inequitably prejudiced.

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.

Obstructing the Path to Equality

Ali Breland | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Ali Breland

Even on UT Austin's Campus, there are still racial divisions. Bleach balloons, racist theme parties, and unintended segregation have allowed racial problems to persist at the university.

Don't Mess With Texas? How the Supreme Court Should Rule on Education Case

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Rep. Mike Honda

I wholeheartedly believe that when a student's race is considered, it must be done in a careful and thoughtful way. Let us hope, for the sake of our nation's economic health, that the Supreme Court continues to let universities determine their own admissions criteria.

Why We Value Diversity

Michael Roth | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Michael Roth

As the Supreme Court considers Fisher vs. the University of Texas, it is crucial that the justices continue to allow universities to consider race and ethnicity within a holistic admissions process that aims to create a student body that maximizes learning.