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Washington Times

Washington Times
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:35:23 -0700

The president said former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's guidance in 2003 that affirmative action should expire within 25 years “was sort of a ballpark figure in her mind” and not a binding rule. The interview with The New Yorker magazine ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:57:14 -0700

California was the first state to ban affirmative action in recruitment and admissions at its colleges and universities with Proposition 209 in 1996. In 2012, State Constitutional Amendment 5 sought to restore affirmative action in higher education ...
 
NBCNews.com
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:07:27 -0700

In a recent survey of California registered voters, the National Asian American Survey found that 69.1 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander Americans (A/PIAs) were in favor of “affirmative action programs to help blacks, women, and other minorities get ...
 
Los Angeles Times
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:12:20 -0700

A recent Field Poll claimed that most registered voters and Asian Americans in California support affirmative action. Based on the poll data, Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy and political science at UC Riverside, indicated that the ...

The Michigan Daily

The Michigan Daily
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:11:15 -0700

Primus explained the history of affirmative action policy, starting with the Freedmen's Bureau, which provided services for former slaves during Reconstruction. Eventually, Primus said, the federal government began focusing on anti-discrimination laws ...
 
Yale Daily News (blog)
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Despite decades of race-based affirmative action, only 9.2 percent of students in the class of 2018 are African-American, compared to 13.2 percent nationwide. Similarly, only 10.4 percent of the freshman class is Hispanic, compared to a national figure ...
 
blogs.hbr.org (blog)
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:33:45 -0700

Bans on affirmative-action-based admissions in certain U.S. states are associated with a decline of 15% to 30% in the proportions of blacks and Hispanics enrolled in selective colleges and universities there, says Peter Hinrichs of the Federal Reserve ...

New York Times

WRCB-TV
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 01:48:45 -0700

NBC News - If the stars align, the Supreme Court term that begins Monday could be one of the most momentous in decades, with decisions on same-sex marriage, abortion, and affirmative action. The court has yet to take up any of those issues, but it ...
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