Affirmative Action

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Video: Debate on Affirmative Action

May 23, 2016 by NAS |

NAS president Peter Wood and Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy debate affirmative action at an event sponsored by the University Union at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Civil Rights in the Republic

May 18, 2016 by George Seaver |

The latent causes of faction are sown in the nature of man.

Affirmative Action at the University of Louisville: A Case Study

Mar 24, 2016 by Ben Foster |

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

The Stiff Price of Social Justice

Feb 18, 2016 by Adam Mission |

Colleges that let in unqualified applicants hire lots of staff for student retention. This raises college costs, drives away poor, qualified students, and doesn't even keep unqualified admits from flunking out of college.

Give the Poor Students a Chance, Not a Preference

Jan 25, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne analyzes the problems with giving college admissions preferences to low-income students.

NAS Joins SLF Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Jan 11, 2016 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS joins a petition asking the Supreme Court to accept a case that could have major implications for race-based hiring policies.

UCLA Law Professor Rick Sander: The evidence that racial preferences do cause “mismatch”

Dec 18, 2015 by George Leef |

UCLA law professor Rick Sander writes about the importance of "mismatch" due to racial preferences.

Teaching Particulars: A Review

Dec 17, 2015 by David Randall |

David Randall reviews Helaine Smith's argument for close reading in Teaching Particulars, and considers its implications for higher education.

In Fisher II, the Supreme Court Should Look at Reality, Not Pretense

Dec 11, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood zeroes in on the use of "diversity" to justify the racial preference regime on campus, and explains why the Supreme Court should abandon the diversity rationale entirely.

A Logician Sees Through the Fallacious Arguments for “Diversity”

Sep 21, 2015 by George Leef |

Professor Carl Cohen, a professor at the University of Michigan, opposes granting preference to students on the basis of ethnicity.

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.

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.

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.

The Ivies: New Quotas?

May 19, 2015 by John Rosenberg |

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

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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