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Law Professor Sharon Davies is the Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, and the author of Rising Road, A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion in America.

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If We Bend Not Our Energies

(11) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 2:20 PM

". . . the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs." --W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk

The nation's focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri confers yet another opportunity for deeper racial understanding,...

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Abigail Fisher and the Hidden Crisis of Black Male Collegians

(3) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 6:18 PM

The Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas defied the expectations of many commentators and pundits who had broadly predicted in the weeks before the decision that the Court would abandon the standards established in Grutter. It did not. If anything, the Court reinforced that precedent by...

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Don't Be Fooled, the Attack is on Diversity and Inclusion

(35) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 5:10 PM

The challenge in the Fisher v. University of Texas case is about more than whether the University of Texas (and others like it) should be permitted to factor race along with numerous other aspects of an applicant's biography when attempting to create a diverse learning environment. It is an attack...

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