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Explore the debate and science of Affirmative Action.

May 26, 2020

Testing Affirmative Action

George W. Dent and Hal R. Arkes

The Supreme Court has held that courts must strictly scrutinize systems that give preferences to people based on their race. Judges need to insist on disaggregated data and evidence that a university...

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March 17, 2020

SFFA v. Harvard Makes a Return

John David

Students for Fair Admissions has appealed their case against Harvard's racial preferences in admissions. NAS, the DoJ, and others have submitted briefs in support.

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November 13, 2019

Washington Voters Reject Referendum 88

Peter Wood

Washington voters reject a legislative initiative to enforce racial preferences. 

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April 12, 2019

Racial Preferences at Texas Tech

National Association of Scholars

The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights negotiated an end to racial preferences at the Texas university. What does it say about the future of these policies at other schools?

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February 13, 2019

Racial Preferences Shakes a Classical Studies Conference

David Randall

A conference erupted in outrage after a member openly criticized racial preferences. 

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July 5, 2018

Moving Against Racial Discrimination

National Association of Scholars

A statement on the Departments of Education and Justice decision to repeal seven guidelines on racial preferences in college admissions.

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June 25, 2018

A Ceiling on Asian Student Enrollment at MIT and Harvard?

Ashley Thorne

A new study, Too Many Asian Americans, provides evidence for racial discrimination in college admissions. 

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April 10, 2018

CCSU Affirmative Action Plan Discriminates

Jay Bergman

One professor calls out Central Connecticut State University's practice of discriminating on the basis of race, ethnicity and gender.

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September 14, 2017

Race, Sex, and Faculty Searches, Department of Biology, SDSU, 1988-2002

Stuart Hurlbert

Prof. Stuart Hurlbert provides data on the effect of affirmative action policies on faculty searches between 1988 and 2002 at San Diego State University's Biology Department.

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May 31, 2017

Blackalaureate 2017 at Brown University: A Photo Essay

National Association of Scholars

Brown University graduates held a black-only "Blackalaureate" the day before commencement.

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