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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Documenting Discrimination in Hiring and Promotion

Apr 09, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS seeks to identify academics who believe they have been denied hiring or promotion on the basis of race, ethnicity, or sex.

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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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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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Report: US Higher Education System Reinforces “White Privilege”

Aug 01, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

A new study concludes that "White Privilege" is actually being worsened by elite colleges and universites.

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Bob Weissberg on the Higher Ed Establishment’s “Diversity Statement”

Jul 12, 2013 by George Leef |

The higher education establishment has made a feeble and deceptive defense of racial preferences in college admissions.

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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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Diversity After Fisher: The Establishment Speaks

Jul 02, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Doubts about racial preferences could cause fissures in higher ed's coral reef of "diversity."

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Poll: Public Support for Affirmative Action at an All-Time Low

Jun 11, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

No surprise: public support for affirmative action policies has dropped sharply. But it may be for different reasons than some academics think.

 

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Peter Wood on Larry Parks Show

May 17, 2013 by Peter Wood |

In an interview with Larry Parks, NAS president Peter Wood discussed Bowdoin College and the National Association of Scholars' work in higher education reform.

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How to Manage Race Relations and Succeed

May 17, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Is there an alternative to affirmative action?  Jonathan Bean thinks so.

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Speculating on the End of the Racial Spoils System

May 07, 2013 by Robert Weissberg |

Robert Weissberg surmises that the crumbling of racial preferences in higher education may be near.

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Spring 2013 Academic Questions Issue is Out

May 02, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The first issue of NAS's quarterly journal's 2013 volume focuses on the Common Core, civics education, racial preferences, and important new books in higher education.

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