Racial Preferences

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What You Learn Depends on What (and Whom) You Ask

Sep 11, 2008 by Steve Balch |

Does diversity in the medical classroom enhance students' ability to care for minority patients? A new study supposedly provides evidence to that effect. But the survey omits some essential elements and thus fails to take an…

No Fire Escape for the Copyist

Jun 25, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

This week, Columbia announced its decision to fire Madonna Constantine, a Teachers College professor who in October said she found a noose on her office doorknob.

Human Nature: NAS Attends an Environmental Justice Conference

May 02, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne shares reflections on the "Race, Place, and Environmental Justice" conference held on campus at Princeton.

10. Just Say No to Racial Preferences

Apr 28, 2008 by Tom Wood |

Tom Wood asks the relevant question about racial preferences and contextualizes diversity research at the time of the Gratz and Grutter cases.

By No Means: Michigan Judge Turns Tables on Advocacy Groups Determined to Derail…

Apr 07, 2008 by Terry Pell |

Terry Pell gives the first public analysis of the recent court decision ending (for now) the legal challenges to the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative.

9. The Marriage of Affirmative Action and Transformative Education

Mar 27, 2008 by Tom Wood |

This investigative report marks a turning point for How Many Delawares? Now that we better understand the beast we are tracking, we hope to provide an even better account in future installments of our series.

Preferring Merit: Why Racial Preferences Are Worse than Legacy Admissions

Mar 05, 2008 by Peter Wood |

From Our Executive Director

The Copyist: The Plagiarist and the Noose

Feb 27, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Columbia Teachers College professor, charged with plagiarism, cries racism.

NAS and CSWE

Feb 20, 2008 by |

On 11 February 2008, NAS President Steve Balch sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to draw attention to unconstitutional practices within the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the sole…

4. No Escape at U Mass Amherst

Jan 22, 2008 by Tom Wood |

Located in western Massachusetts, the University of
Massachusetts Amherst is a national research university
recognized for superb faculty, outstanding teaching and top-notch students
who come from across the state…

U.S. Commission: “Little Evidence” Diversity Improves Student Performance

Oct 22, 2007 by |

The United States Commission on Civil Rights has just issued a major report, The Benefits of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Elementary and Secondary Education. (Available in PDF here.) The Commission reached a startling conclusion:…

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