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Affirmative Action

  1. race
    White Americans Got Affirmative Action First. Now Many of Them Want It Gone.A lawsuit filed by Asian-American applicants against Harvard is revealing uncomfortable truths about the history of racial advantage in the U.S.
  2. the law
    Harvard Admissions Trial Won’t End Affirmative Action – But That’s the End GoalBy taking up the cause of a small group of Asian-Americans, conservatives hope to give the Supreme Court a chance to end a historic civil-rights tool.
  3. race
    Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Ancestry Was Never Really the PointThe senator and presidential hopeful probably didn’t convince Trump or her critics — but she did validate damaging conservative narratives about race.
  4. On the 150th Birthday of the 14th Amendment, Its Future Hangs in the BalanceTrump may not know the 14th Amendment from the 14th floor of one of his hotels, but his second SCOTUS pick could greatly affect its interpretation.
  5. Trump Administration Calls On Colleges to End Affirmative ActionThe Justice Department has revoked an Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools and universities to take race into account in admissions.
  6. legal challenges
    How Jeff Sessions Might Channel the Far-Right Crusade Against Affirmative ActionThe DOJ inserting itself into this debate would represent a dramatic break with history and prior practices.
  7. Justice Department to Sue Over Affirmative Action in College Admissions: ReportThe civil-rights division is preparing to tackle discrimination against white people.
  8. DeVos Appoints Professional Clinton-Hater to Key Civil-Rights PositionThe woman who will for the time being run DoEd’s Office of Civil Rights has has quite the career of ideological extremism and intense partisanship.
  9. Iowa Legislator Proposes Hiring Quotas for Republican College FacultyAfter decades of conservative whining about liberal domination of college faculties, a legislator has finally come up with a solution.
  10. Affirmative Action in College Admissions Survives SCOTUS AgainThe much-debated Fisher v. University of Texas case yields a 4–3 decision for the university, as Justice Kennedy surprises us again.
  11. harsh realities
    Here’s a Way to Solve Fashion’s Race Problem.It’s going to take radical action.
  12. Conservative Alumni Want to Make Harvard the Cheapest College in the CountryFour conservative Harvard alumni — and Ralph Nader — are pushing to end tuition at Harvard. And affirmative action.
  13. the supremes
    Sotomayor’s Epic Affirmative-Action-Ban DissentThe court ruled against her 6 to 2.
  14. politics
    Mitt Didn’t Ask for ‘Binders Full of Women,’ But He Should HaveHe didn’t ask for them. But he should have.
  15. affirmative action
    Governor Brown Says Yes to Affirmative Action in California UniversitiesWants to overturn voter-approved ban.
  16. in other news
    Pat Buchanan and Rachel Maddow Demonstrate Why You and Your Grandpa Will Never Understand Each OtherThe right-wing commentator goes on a rant about why affirmative action is bad because the Declaration of Independece was written by “100 percent white men.”