Racial Preferences


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Why Racial Preferences Are Wrong

Sep 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood offers a case against race-based affirmative action.

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The Chronicle Reports And Reflects “Diversity,” 2014

Jun 02, 2014 by John Rosenberg |

Efforts to promote diversity often result in the ubiquitous labeling of the diverse as deficient.

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Sonia, What Happened?

May 05, 2014 by George W. Dent |

Sonia Sotomayor's impassioned dissent in Schuette v. BAMN seems to contradict views she expressed in her memoir, My Beloved Land.

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Why Do Most College Students Think the Same Thoughts?

Apr 30, 2014 by Peter Wood |

On many topics—racial preferences, sustainability, gay marriage, world citizenship, patriarchy, harassment, sexual freedom—there is room on campus for only one opinion.

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Where do preferential policies stand now?

Apr 30, 2014 by George Leef |

"It is no longer the case that Jim Crow–advantaged whites are being displaced by just-liberated African-Americans. Indeed, it is more and more the case that preferences are used to give an advantage to Latinos over Asian Americans."

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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 Peterson |

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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