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New Pittsburgh Courier

New York Times
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:18:45 -0700

Given the avalanche of world-shaking news since last week, the shrug greeting the latest chapter in the long-running affirmative action saga at the University of Texas is understandable. Even the usually lively constitutional law blogosphere has had ...
 
Huffington Post
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:02:08 -0700

Fisher, now graduated from Louisiana State University, vows to continue her lawsuit, keeping the affirmative action elephant smack dab in the center of the room. The question hangs in the air: Do highly qualified applicants lose out in the college ...
 
Phys.Org
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:10:03 -0700

The results show that Caucasians who were ideologically opposed to affirmative action judged the hiring decision as less fair when the Caucasian candidate was passed over in favour of a less qualified black candidate than when a qualified Asian ...

Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0700

Sheryll Cashin's new book, Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, argues that place-based affirmative action provides a race-neutral approach for helping disadvantaged students as well as bringing diversity to elite colleges and ...

MSNBC

MSNBC
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:51:48 -0700

A federal court upheld the University of Texas at Austin's admissions program Tuesday, a year after the U.S. Supreme Court punted on the issue of affirmative action and sent the case back to the lower courts for another look. ”We are persuaded that to ...

CBS News

New York Times
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:07:30 -0700

For the second time since 2011, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the policy at the University of Texas at Austin to consider race as a factor in some of its admissions decisions. The ruling could well put the affirmative action issue back ...
 
Washington Post (blog)
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:52:30 -0700

Affirmative action in college admissions for African Americans has been losing support in the United States for some time, with new “colorblind” methods of ending gaining ground in the courts. In this powerful defense of affirmative action, Richard ...
 
The Root
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:56:15 -0700

But Yale did admit Ken Noble, no doubt with affirmative action and diversity in mind. His successes, along with those of his classmates and contemporaries and successors, suggest that admissions decisions that include the tool of affirmative action ...
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