Racial Preferences


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Scholars Applaud Supreme Court for Upholding Michigan Racial Preferences Ban

Apr 22, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: NAS praises the Court's decision to sustain a measure against racial discrimination in college admissions. 

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Arguments for Racial Preferences Losing Ground

Mar 21, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

As California discards a bill that would overturn Proposition 209, there is evidence that racial preferences are becoming more and more discredited.

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Articulating a Social Justice Agenda

Mar 19, 2014 by Daniel Oliver |

Arthur Brooks tries to add a new layer of varnish to efforts to define social justice. 

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The SAT Upgrade Is a Big Mistake

Mar 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an attempt to advance "social justice," the College Board has once again revised the SAT.

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Gail Heriot and Affirmative Action

Mar 03, 2014 by NAS |

NAS board member Gail Heriot debated the motion, "Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm than Good" on Intelligence Squared.

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On the Problem of Student Mismatching

Feb 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Students are choosing universities for which they are underqualified, opting for "party schools" over more prestigious universities. The market of education allows for customers to pick and choose as they wish.

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Indignation: Abusing the Language of Dignity

Feb 18, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The latest buzzword of the academic left is the nebulous term, "dignity."

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Permission to Speak: College Presidents, the Israeli Boycott, and Climate Change

Jan 22, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Examples of the ASA and ACUPCC show that college presidents, in addressing controversies, are at times compelled to reiterate politically correct views on issues such as the Israeli boycott and climate change.

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Students Sue over Discriminatory Funding at the University of Michigan

Jan 16, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The University of Michigan backed a student group lobbying for affirmative action, while denying another group funding for a speaker who argued against racial preferences.

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The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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Napolitano’s Law-Breaking Scheme at UCal

Nov 26, 2013 by Peter Wood |

In her new presidency at the University of California, Janet Napolitano is embracing academic corruption in the form of a spending spree on diversity.

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Why Mitch Daniels Was Wrong

Oct 23, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The president of Purdue University recently apologized for speaking at an event held by a conservative think tank. He shouldn't have apologized, says Peter Wood.

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A Very Weak Argument For Discrimination

Oct 23, 2013 by George Leef |

Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy's new book concluding in favor of continuing racial preferences fails to be persuasive.

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Diversity Uber Alles!

Oct 15, 2013 by George Leef |

Ignoring the Supreme Court's statements in Fisher v. Texas, the Departments of Education and Justice have told college officials that racial preferences are still permissible.

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Can Civility and Academic Freedom Coexist?

Sep 25, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Civility calls for restraint, and academic freedom, apparently, for lack of restraint. Colleges and universities strive for academic freedom and civil discourse; can they have both at the same time?

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