Affirmative action/racial preferences

Nebraska Bars Use of Race in Admissions

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Critics of affirmative action hoped for bans in five states this year, and end up with at least one. Colorado outcome unclear.

A Near Tie in Colorado

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After years in which critics of consideration of race in admissions win big with the voters, why didn't that happen this year in Colorado?

What You Can't Win in Court

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After you've been called racist by some students, can you sue to get your reputation back?

A New Look at the Impact of Diversity

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Major scholarly study finds positive impacts from having roommates from different backgrounds -- and negative impacts from being members of groups largely of one race or ethnicity.

'The Latino Education Crisis'

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Generalities about "minority students" can easily hide specific issues related to various ethnic and racial groups -- and the ways they do and do not advance in the American educational systems. The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies, just published by Harvard University Press, is a scholarly attempt to focus on one fast-growing ethnic group.

The 10% Fight Is Back

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As U. of Texas again tries to change controversial admissions system, new research shows its value for minority students who get in and challenges "mismatch" theory.

The Impact of a Ban on Affirmative Action

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New study projects a 35 percent drop in minority enrollments at the most competitive four-year colleges and universities -- but little gain for white students.

The Impact of Negative Stereotypes

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New research suggests that female and minority students are held back on standardized tests and in the college classroom.

Unintentional Whitening of U. of California?

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Plan before Board of Regents today is projected to significantly cut Asian admissions. Who would gain the most? Not black and Latino applicants.

Black (Immigrant) Admissions Edge

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First or second generation African Americans found to be much more likely than other black students -- and more likely than white students -- to attend selective colleges.

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