Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
Jul 08, 2016
Supreme Court decision, praised by college leaders, is opposed by nearly two-thirds of adult Americans. Support is higher for considering athletic ability or alumni child status than race in admissions.

Booklets

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Pearson.

Archive

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.

September 28, 2012

With key Supreme Court case in the offing, social scientists defend college admissions policies that consider race.

September 24, 2012

New studies question assumptions of those who defend the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

August 14, 2012

Scholars, colleges and higher ed associations file dozens of briefs with U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to preserve the right to consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

February 22, 2012

Critics and defenders of affirmative action analyze coming battle at Supreme Court. Key questions: How broad will ruling be? How will Justice Kennedy vote? How will heightened attention affect race relations on campus?

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