Racial Preferences

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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.

Spring 2013 Academic Questions Issue is Out

May 02, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The first issue of NAS's quarterly journal's 2013 volume focuses on the Common Core, civics education, racial preferences, and important new books in higher education.

Videos from A Mighty Maze, Session 2

Apr 18, 2013 by Crystal Plum |

Videos of the Peter Shaw Memorial Award and Session 2 panel speakers at the NAS 2013 conference: The Battle over Racial Prefrences.

Both Wrong and Bad

Apr 17, 2013 by Carl Cohen |

In a review essay, Cohen says Russell Nieli's Wounds That Will Not Heal "contends that the products of race preference, or affirmative action, are bad—very, very bad."

The Implausible “Stereotype Threat” Excuse

Mar 28, 2013 by George Leef |

Defenders of affirmative action must work hard to explain away a serious problem: the tendency for the students admitted due to preferences to do relatively poorly in their coursework.

Supreme Court to Hear Proposition 2 Case

Mar 26, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

The Supreme Court will rule on Michigan's ban on the use of racial preferences in public universities.

Whither Fisher?

Mar 12, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Idle speculations on the Supreme Court's probable ruling in a major affirmative action case.

The “Unfair” Campaign is Invited to UW-Superior

Feb 15, 2013 by George Leef |

UW-Superior endorses a tendentious concept of fairness.

Race and Faculty Hiring

Jan 18, 2013 by Nevin Montgomery |

As the Supreme Court considers the Fisher case, a law professor decribes the hidden aspects of race-based faculty hiring.

Two Books I’d Love to See the Justices Reading

Nov 28, 2012 by George Leef |

Wounds That Will Not Heal and Mismatch take a wrecking ball to the foolish notion that "affirmative action" is a benign policy.

Racial Color-Blindness Won’t Defend Itself

Nov 20, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reflects on the recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court to strike down Michigan's ban on racial preferences in admission to public universities. He considers that we can't take for granted that the Supreme…

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