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Supreme Court Affirmative Action

Sonia Sotomayor Defends Affirmative Action

AP | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejects the notion that using alternative measures to affirmative action such as income or r...

Criticizing Racists Doesn't Stop Racism

Ali Breland | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Ali Breland

America has focused on Bundy and Sterling, while the Supreme Court's ruling on Affirmative Action has faded from the public consciousness. What Sterling and Bundy said is reprehensible, however, it has little actual effect on Blacks in America.

Conservative Spin Distorts Supreme Court's Recent Affirmative Action Decision

William Want | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
William Want

Affirmative action seemed destined to fare poorly before the Supreme Court in Schuette, but let's fairly inform the public on this important matter.

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Remind Schools That Supreme Court Didn't Completely Kill Affirmative Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials sent a letter Tuesday to colleges as well as elementary, middle and high schools advising them that despite the Suprem...

The Supreme Court, Affirmative Action, and 'The 99 Percent'

Michael Goldstein | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Goldstein

The April 22 Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan's affirmative-action ban starkly demonstrates the limits of what political leadership by the representatives of "The 1 Percent" can achieve in the realms of racial justice and the healing of the racial divide.

The Roberts Court Gave Affirmative Action Its Last Rites, It's Up to Us to Revive It

Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Daisy M. Jenkins, Esq.

Liberty and equality don't just happen: They must be valued and protected by law.

Schuette v. BAMN: How the Court Undermined Racial Liberty in the Democratic Process

Elise Boddie | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices
Elise Boddie

The Supreme Court's Schuette and Shelby decisions send a disturbing signal that ensuring unimpeded minority access to the processes that decide minority interests is not worthy of federal judicial intervention.

If The Supreme Court Says Racism Is Pretty Much Over, Why Are So Many People Still Being So Racist?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in June that a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act designed to prevent racial discrimination in certain votin...

So Much for a 'Post-racial' America

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

We might not be in the back of the bus, and we might not drink from separate water fountains, but racial discrimination is very much alive in 2014. Anyone who ever doubted that reality can look at the events of the past week.

Supreme Court Agrees With Michigan Voters: Affirmative Action Must Remain for Whites Only

Koritha Mitchell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices
Koritha Mitchell

American discourse demands that no one notice that being white gives people unearned advantages. It is long past time to admit that dominant groups do not prevail because their members are so exemplary but because the system is set up to ensure that they win even when they are mediocre.

'The Supreme Court Has Taken The Gloves Off'

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 04.22.2014 | College

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state's ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University ...

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...

Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow t...

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 conserv...

Supreme Court Weighs Ban On Affirmative Action

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.14.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions in a Michigan case, aff...

Supreme Court Term Begins With Contentious Topics

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is beginning a new term with controversial issues that offer the court's conservative majority the...

Class Diversity in Higher Education: A Complement, But Not a Replacement, for Race

Julie J. Park | Posted 09.07.2013 | Science
Julie J. Park

The University of Texas argued that engaging in a racially diverse student body enhances student learning and fosters positive race relations. Does the same dynamic hold up for a university with greater class diversity?

Civil Rights Whiplash at the U.S. Supreme Court

Suzanne B. Goldberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Suzanne B. Goldberg

Last week's Supreme Court rulings will enable more discrimination against women and racial minorities. Yet because none of these cases presented discrimination as blatantly as DOMA did, the justices could more easily disclaim responsibility for the anti-equality consequences of their rulings.

In Conversation: On the Landmark SCOTUS Decisions, Single-Variable Politics, and Movement Forward

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Darnell L. Moore

"There is nothing -- nothing -- that roils me more than the fictional claim, ascendant in these times, that America has achieved some kind of 'post-racial' state, or that we have, as a nation, moved beyond having to worry too much about race matters or racist realities."

Affirmative Action Needed Now More Than Ever

Steve Nelson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Steve Nelson

The Republican Party's efforts to repress minority voting through voter ID laws, redistricting, changing polling places and hours etc., indicate that "current conditions" are as miserable as ever

How The Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Ruling Affects California

Ventura County Star | Jean Cowden Moore | Posted 08.25.2013 | Los Angeles

The Supreme Court's decision on affirmative action will not affect California's public universities because they do not consider race or ethnicity in ...

Joy Resmovits

Lee Bollinger Encouraged About Affirmative Action Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- During his tenure as president of the University of Michigan, Lee Bollinger's name became attached, for better or worse, with two of the k...

What the Affirmative Action Case Suggests for Voting Rights -- and the 'Post-Racial' Fights to Come

Ari Melber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

The logic of Justice Kennedy's decision is bad news for affirmative action. It's just incrementally and bureaucratically bad -- not necessarily bad today.

Supreme Court Rules On Affirmative Action Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.24.2013 | Latino Voices

The Supreme Court declined to make a decision in the case of Fisher vs. the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, sending the case back to a lower ...