Academic Questions

Affirmative Action

May 31, 2019

Harvard Hoist on Its Own Petard?

John Rosenberg

With the antidiscrimination suit brought against it by Students for Fair Admissions, Harvard University finds itself front and center in the affirmative action battle zone. It’s deserved. From t...

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March 24, 2016

Affirmative Action at the University of Louisville: A Case Study

Ben Foster

An examination of the application of seldom-scrutinized affirmative action policies in one university.

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March 27, 2014

And We Shall Not All Be Dentists

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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June 20, 2013

Horatio Alger with Affirmative Action: A Review of My Beloved World

George W. Dent

George Dent reviews Sonia Sotomayor's memoir, released against the backdrop of the Supreme Court's deliberations over Fisher v. Texas.

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May 2, 2013

Spring 2013 Academic Questions Issue is Out

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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April 17, 2013

Both Wrong and Bad

Carl Cohen

In a review essay, Cohen says Russell Nieli's Wounds That Will Not Heal "contends that the products of race preference, or affirmative action, are bad—very, very bad."

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