Affirmative Action

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Supreme Court to Rehear Fisher Case

Jun 30, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts |

The Supreme Court has an opportunity to revisit an affirmative action case - and hopefully end race-based admissions policies.

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Fisher v. Texas: Just Say No to Racial Preferences

Jun 04, 2015 by George Leef |

The upcoming Supreme Court decision could end racial discrimination on College admissions.

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Asians In The Ivy League, Or Not

May 26, 2015 by John Rosenberg |

Today's college admission process tells students that race matters more than hard work.

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The Ivies: New Quotas?

May 19, 2015 by John Rosenberg |

Affirmative action has led to the underrepresentation of Asians and native-born whites.

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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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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 Amy L. Wax, Isaac N. Cohen |

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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