Racial Preferences

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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…

Reactions to Court Decision Overturning Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Nov 19, 2012 by NAS |

Scholars offer preliminary thoughts on the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court ruling overturning a voter approved ban on affirmative action policies.

New Study of “Holistic” Admissions at UCLA Generates Controversy

Nov 05, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

A new study by a UCLA law professor reveals the extent to which race influences the school's undergraduate admissions policies.

Jennifer Gratz Reflects on the Battle Over Racial Preferences

Oct 17, 2012 by George Leef |

The successful plaintiff in the case against the University of Michigan's undergraduate racial preferences writes about the recently argued Fisher case before the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Fisher v. Texas

Oct 10, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

As the Supreme Court hears the arguments for and against racial preferences in higher education admissions, NAS gives a roundup of our coverage of the Fisher v. Texas case so far.

The “Painful Truth” About Affirmative Action

Oct 08, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr. state the case bluntly.

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