Fisher ruling: ‘Affirmative action lives on by a thread’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its long-awaited ruling on affirmative action — but didn’t offer a definitive opinion on whether colleges may consider the use of race in admissions.

Ruling 7-1, the court found that the U.S. … Read the rest

Key affirmative action case to be decided this month

The controversial issue of affirmative action will be decided this month by the US Supreme Court and will set a precedent in how colleges and universities accept students. It is not expected to have significant impact on the current admissions

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Affirmative action challenge in US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday on a case that could affect how universities across the United States consider race in their admissions.

The case, one of the most high-profile of the court’s agenda this year, pits Abigail … Read the rest

What happened to race-neutral admissions?

Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign.… Read the rest

When does affirmative action reach ‘critical mass’?

AUSTIN, Texas — Walking across the South Mall, or scanning the football stadium’s 100,000 seats on game day, University of Texas admissions Director Kedra Ishop sees how much has changed since the 1990s, when she was a black student at

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American ‘research war’ over affirmative action

by Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

With the U.S. Supreme Court about to hear arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas case that could decide the fate of affirmative action in admissions, a research war has broken out. Defenders … Read the rest

Fisher vs. University of Texas – one girl against Obama and corporate America

WASHINGTON — Last month the Obama administration threw its support behind the University of Texas’ use of race as a standard in its admissions policies, asking the Supreme Court not to interfere with the consideration of racial preferences in college … Read the rest

Anti-white measures stepped up in South Africa

Partial view of the Afrikaans language monument at Paarl, Western Cape

Everyone knows the cliché about the frog being heated up slowly in water. Instead of jumping out of the pot, he becomes so used to it that he eventually … Read the rest