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NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:03:03 -0800

Texas, an affirmative action case that was brought before the Supreme Court in 2012. In that case, Abigail Fisher, a white woman, claimed she was denied admission to the school, while lesser-qualified blacks and Latinos got in because of affirmative ...

Christian Science Monitor

Washington Post
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:14:02 -0800

Harvard University is the nation's oldest, most prestigious educational institution. Now, it's under fire for its affirmative action policies. As reported by Nick Anderson in The Washington Post, an advocacy group is suing Harvard University on behalf ...

The Detroit News

The Detroit News
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:15:00 -0800

Is Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson receiving affirmative action, special treatment or an unfair advantage in the grand jury proceedings in St. Louis County? Perhaps we should ask the drug-dealing defendants the St. Louis County Prosecutor's ...

CBS News

Inside Higher Ed
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:52:30 -0800

University of Texas at Austin affirmative action lawsuit, which reached the Supreme Court and is likely to return there soon. The complaint against Harvard charges that the relative stability in the racial make-up of the class shows the use of racial ...

Reason (blog)

Huffington Post
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:36:11 -0800

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The issue of affirmative action could be headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused to reconsider a ruling allowing use of race as a factor in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.
 
Berkshire Eagle
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:26:15 -0800

PITTSFIELD >> The city's Affirmative Action Advisory Committee notes some successes in creating a more diverse city workforce while acknowledging there is much more work to be done. Meeting on Wednesday, a year after the group was established upon ...
 
Daily Caller
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:22:30 -0700

Alumni, professors, students and staff at a historically black state college in Pennsylvania have sued the state and the federal government, claiming that the school has suffered from decades of neglect and discrimination and needs a boost in funding ...
 
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 20:47:22 -0800

In order to get rid of the stereotypes that follow disadvantaged minorities who are admitted to college through race-conscious affirmative action, admissions policies would have to hold the disadvantaged group to higher standards than their more ...
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