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Is Racism Still Alive In America? That’s Affirmative

By Eric Cooper Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold so-called “affirmative action” admissions policies at the University of Texas. Those policies had been challenged by a young white woman who believed that she was denied admission to … Continue reading

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Conservative advocate sues to end affirmative action at Harvard

By Joan Biskupic In recent months, Harvard University has come under attack in court for allegedly limiting the number of Asian-American students it admits. A Reuters examination reveals how the lawsuit brought in their name arose from a broader goal: … Continue reading

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Conservative Hypocrisy on Racial Profiling and Affirmative Action

By Conor Friedersdorf An instantly controversial Victor Davis Hanson column recounts a piece of advice handed down through three generations in his family: Watch out if you see young black men on the street or approaching your house or vehicle … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action Court Ruling: Can the Policy Survive?

By Keli Goff Now that the Supreme Court has kicked Fisher v. University of Texas, its first major affirmative action case in a decade, back to the lower court, the outcome is still up on the air. But something that … Continue reading

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Dispatch From Academia: Equity in the Archives

By Eve Dunbar It’s a cold snowy afternoon in mid-March and I really need to leave the warmth of my office at Vassar College. There’s a stack of student papers at home and research on Zora Neale Hurston waiting for … Continue reading

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Race vs. Class – The False Dichotomy

By Sherrilyn A. Ifill THE decision is in. All consideration of race in college admissions is over. No, the Supreme Court has not yet announced its decision in the landmark case of Fisher v. University of Texas; that ruling is … Continue reading

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Sally Kern: Minorities Earn Less Because They Don’t Work As Hard

Honestly, how do these people get elected? Sally Kern: Minorities Earn Less Because They Don’t Work As Hard.

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Jim Webb and the Myth of White Privilege?

Interesting and well written piece by Terence Samuel. Some very valid points are made. In some ways it was a ver refreshing read to a very complicated and maddening issue. Jim Webb and the Myth of White Privilege?.

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Webb calls for end to most affirmative action programs, criticizes ‘myth’ of white dominance

This was a disturbingly interesting article for me to read. Affirmative action programs has attempted to level the playing field for ALL minorities not just race related minorities. Affirmative action programs and laws have helped women, physically & mentally challenged persons-white, black and … Continue reading

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