Racial Preferences

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Where do preferential policies stand now?

Apr 30, 2014 by George Leef |

"It is no longer the case that Jim Crow–advantaged whites are being displaced by just-liberated African-Americans. Indeed, it is more and more the case that preferences are used to give an advantage to Latinos over Asian Americans."

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

 

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.

How to Manage Race Relations and Succeed

May 17, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

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

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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