Affirmative Action

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Group Preferences Based on “Place” vs. Preferences Based on Race

Aug 13, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Professor Sheryll Cashin's recent book, Place, Not Race.

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The Unstoppable Mania

Jul 16, 2014 by George Leef |

Will there ever be enough diversity?

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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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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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And We Shall Not All Be Dentists

Mar 27, 2014 by Isaac N. Cohen, Amy L. Wax |

Amy L. Wax and Isaac N. Cohen review the book, Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality.

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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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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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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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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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The Critical Question Involves “Critical Mass”

Sep 30, 2013 by R. Lawrence Purdy |

The Supreme Court fails to come to grips with "critical mass," an academic euphemism for unlawful quotas.

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Educational Malpractice Abounding

Aug 20, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef on the real harms inflicted by mismatch in higher ed.

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Telling the Truth About “Holistic” Admissions

Aug 07, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef weighs in on the recent New York Times article about UC Berkeley's admission procedures.

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Affirmative Action: A Change in the Air?

Jul 09, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Public commentary suggests that more academics are expressing dissatisfaction with race-based "diversity" policies.

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