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Appeals Court Rehears Key Affirmative Action Case Fisher v. Texas

Appeals Court Rehears Key Affirmative Action Case Fisher v. Texas

by Julianne Hing on November 13 2013, 3:53PM

It’s been a busy year for affirmative action.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

by Julianne Hing on October 16 2013, 2:03PM

The prospects for the pro-affirmative action plaintiffs in Tuesday’s Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Supreme Court case were never terribly promising. And the oral arguments yesterday did little to challenge that notion.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

by Julianne Hing on October 15 2013, 7:00AM

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today for Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. A primer for this highly technical—and important—case

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don't Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

Obama Administration Tells Colleges: Don’t Be Afraid to Use Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on September 27 2013, 5:03PM

It’s the administration’s first guidance since the Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action this summer.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

The Affirmative Action Non-Ruling, Explained

The Affirmative Action Non-Ruling, Explained

by Victor Goode on June 25 2013, 8:35AM

Wait, what exactly did they decide? Our resident constitutional law prof breaks it down.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Justice Ginsburg's Dissent a Roadmap for Defenders of Affirmative Action

Justice Ginsburg’s Dissent a Roadmap for Defenders of Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2013, 3:25PM

Ginsburg alone said the Supreme Court was silly to settle for such a technical ruling when they had plenty of information to dispense with Fisher’s case right now.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic] Infographic

The Equity Gap, 1965-2013 [Infographic]

by Erin Zipper, Dom Apollon on June 24 2013, 1:14PM

A graphic look at why affirmative action started—and what its loss may mean for higher education.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on June 24 2013, 11:06AM

In short, the long, ugly fight over affirmative action will continue.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Dispatch From Academia: Equity in the Archives

Dispatch From Academia: Equity in the Archives

by Eve Dunbar on June 24 2013, 8:56AM

Affirmative action changed my life plan. I fear that won’t be true for young women like me tomorrow.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Dispatches, Schools & Youth

Poll: People Have Never Liked Affirmative Action Less Than They Do Now

Poll: People Have Never Liked Affirmative Action Less Than They Do Now

by Julianne Hing on June 11 2013, 3:43PM

At one time, a majority of people in the U.S.—a full 61 percent—supported affirmative action. That day is long gone. Today, support for affirmative action is at record lows, with just 45 percent of people in the U.S. saying that…

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW

Could This Be The End Of Affirmative Action? [Reader Forum]

Could This Be The End Of Affirmative Action? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on October 15 2012, 9:53AM

Colorlines readers sound off on the latest threat to affirmative action.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Affirmative Action's Fate May Turn on Defining 'Critical Mass' of Diversity

Affirmative Action’s Fate May Turn on Defining ‘Critical Mass’ of Diversity

by Victor Goode on October 11 2012, 10:37AM

With the policy narrowed to one promoting diversity rather than fostering equity, the Court now wants to know how its success can possibly be measured.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Reports from Supreme Court: Justices Skeptical About UT Austin’s Program

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 3:46PM

Stay with Colorlines.com for more analysis in the coming days.

Topics: Affirmative Action, /NOW, Schools & Youth

How Diversity Trumped Equity--and May Kill Affirmative Action

How Diversity Trumped Equity—and May Kill Affirmative Action

by Julianne Hing on October 10 2012, 10:04AM

The core rationale for affirmative action has been lost in decades of legal wrangling over the policy.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

The Rhetorical (De)evolution of Affirmative Action [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

The Rhetorical (De)evolution of Affirmative Action [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Hatty Lee on October 10 2012, 9:58AM

The case for affirmative action, from President Lyndon Johnson’s soaring 1965 speech to today’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth

Roberts Court May Have Last Word in Long Debate Over Affirmative Action

Roberts Court May Have Last Word in Long Debate Over Affirmative Action

by Victor Goode on October 9 2012, 9:21AM

The Supreme Court has been closing the door on affirmative action since 1978. This week, justices hear the case that many believe will finally slam it shut.

Topics: Affirmative Action, Schools & Youth