Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
Oct 31, 2012
Report charging that UCLA considers race in admissions infuriates minority student groups, and illustrates how affirmative action debates can divide a campus, even one required to be race-neutral.

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September 16, 2013
A professor's e-mail to students he thought were minority raises the question of whether help should ever be offered only to that subset of a course's students.
June 24, 2013
Supreme Court orders new appeals court consideration of the right of U. of Texas to consider race in admissions. Ruling requires "strict scrutiny" for such policies, but doesn't offer the sort of definitive guidance on affirmative action that many expected.
May 15, 2013
New research says that by examining both socioeconomic status and "overachievement," colleges could increase racial diversity without considering race.
February 27, 2013
With only 9 women among 44 editors, the Harvard Law Review expands its affirmative action policy to include gender.
November 16, 2012
Appeals court rules that Michigan's voter-approved ban is unconstitutional because it limits equal access to the political process.
October 31, 2012
Report charging that UCLA considers race in admissions infuriates minority student groups, and illustrates how affirmative action debates can divide a campus, even one required to be race-neutral.
October 22, 2012
Richard D. Kahlenberg questions the rationale for the University of Texas defense of affirmative action.
October 11, 2012
Hundreds of people gather on Supreme Court steps to demonstrate their support for the University of Texas and affirmative action.
October 11, 2012
During oral arguments before Supreme Court, University of Texas faces skepticism from justices whose votes it needs to preserve consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.
October 3, 2012
A report out today argues that class-based college admissions policies would be an effective replacement for race-based affirmative action, which is at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case.

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