Affirmative action/racial preferences

New research on "mismatch" released day after Justice Thomas cites the theory to criticize affirmative action

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The day after the Supreme Court justice cited "mismatch" theory to criticize affirmative action, a study is released offering new evidence questioning that analysis.

Lawyers analyze Supreme Court decision on affirmative action

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Some say Supreme Court put off the real fight on affirmative action. But others believe the justices -- without saying so explicitly -- made it much harder for colleges to defend consideration of race in admissions.

Supreme Court orders new appeals court consideration of affirmative action case

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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.

Supreme Court takes another case involving affirmative action and higher education

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Supreme Court agrees to decide whether Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges and universities from considering race and ethnicity in admissions.

Debate over admissions and race at UCLA

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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.

Tough questions from justices as Supreme Court considers affirmative action

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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.

Century Foundation report advocates class-based affirmative action

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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.

New research questions assumptions of defenders of affirmative action

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

GOP platform is harshly critical of higher education

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GOP's party platform calls out colleges for political and scientific bias, as well as out of control tuition hikes. It also takes a hard line on immigration and affirmative action.

College groups flood Supreme Court with briefs defending affirmative action

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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.

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