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Explore the debate and science of Racial Preferences.

November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from NAS!

David Acevedo

Even in this rollercoaster of a year, there is still much for which we may be thankful. Here are our top five encouraging higher ed developments from 2020.

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November 17, 2020

Circuit Court Upholds Race Preferences in Admissions

David Acevedo

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Harvard's admissions practices, claiming that there is "no error" in them.

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November 17, 2020

Surprise! Americans Oppose Discrimination

John Rosenberg

When you spell out what "affirmative action" actually entails, Americans of every stripe vote against it. Race and sex preferences only pass when lawmakers obfuscate their true meaning.

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November 10, 2020

California Voters Reject Prop. 16

David Acevedo

How could a state like California, one that is thought to be so progressive, reject an “affirmative action” measure like Prop. 16 by such a wide margin?

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October 9, 2020

Department of Justice Sues Yale for Racial Discrimination in Admissions

David Acevedo

In August, Yale College was warned that it must make changes to its racially discriminatory admissions practices. It failed to do so and now faces a federal lawsuit.

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August 18, 2020

DOJ Probe Finds Decades of Racism in Yale Admissions

David Acevedo

The Department of Justice has found that Yale illegally discriminates based on race in undergraduate admissions, most often to the detriment of white and Asian applicants.

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August 14, 2020

Department of Justice Finds Yale Guilty of Racial Discrimination in Admissions

David Acevedo

After a two year long investigation, the DOJ found that Yale University discriminates against undergraduate applicants based on race and is therefore in violation of Title VI.

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July 21, 2020

Proposition 209—Twenty Five Years Later

David Acevedo

Proposition 209 helps the very groups it was accused of hurting, a fact now proven by over twenty years of data. Merit, not state-sanctioned racial discimination, promotes equity.

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July 16, 2020

The Effects of Proposition 209 on California

Charles Geshekter and David Randall

This study, originally published in 2008 and updated in 2020, examines the effects of Proposition 209 on racial and gender diversity in California higher education over a 20 year span.

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July 8, 2020

Scheming to Revive Racial Preferences in California

Gail Heriot

ACA 5 has passed both houses of the California State Legislature and threatens to revive affirmative action in the state if its resulting bill, Proposition 16, is approved by voters in November.

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