Affirmative Action

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READ: Asian-American Activists Issue Call to Resist White Supremacist Violence, Complicity in Open Letter

“It falls on all of us to resist White supremacy, including efforts to be co-opted by White supremacists who do not and have never had our communities’ interests at heart.” 

Seven protestors hold red, white and blue signs that say "Diversity equals success," and "Out of many, one America" and "Diversity works."

On Race and Education: What Today's Affirmative Action Decision Really Means

Victor Goode breaks down the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—and how it will impact students of color across the country.

SCOTUS Issues Opinions on Immigration, Tribal Court Jurisdiction and Affirmative Action

Here is everything you need to know about the Court’s latest rulings.

A People’s History of Antonin Scalia, Conservative Warrior

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has received hosannas from all directions. Here, Victor Goode considers his right-wing cred, his “originalist” read of the Constitution, and his hypocrisy on the bench.

ICYMI: That Time Antonin Scalia Suggested That 'Slower-Track Schools' Work Better for Blacks

The Supreme Court heard a retread of the landmark affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin yesterday. The whole court’s view is still unclear, but folks are really not happy with Justice Scalia’s take on it.

ICYMI: Mindy Kaling's Brother Pretended to be Black on His Med School Apps

Mindy’s self-described nemesis brings trolling to a whole new level.

UNC, Harvard Sued for Discriminating Against Asians in Admissions

Asians are putting themselves at the frontlines of the fight to end affirmative action in college admissions.

Poll: Californians' Support for Affirmative Action on the Rise

Affirmative action may not be political anathema after all.

Low-Income Student Enrollment Stagnates at Elite Colleges

Even though the numbers of low-income students has grown in the same time period.

UT Austin's Affirmative Action Safe After Fifth Circuit Affirms Prior Ruling

Affirmative action supporters can breathe a sigh of relief. For now.

Donald Sterling's Words Shed Light on Years of Racist Practices

Jay Smooth gets it right about accountability.

Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling and Affirmative Action

The spectacle of racist rancher Cliven Bundy and racist NBA owner Donald Sterling underscore why minority political and economic rights cannot rest solely upon majority rule.

Wanted: Disgruntled Asian-Americans to Attack Affirmative Action

An anti-affirmative action crusader makes an appeal to Asian-Americans to sue colleges over their admissions policies.

Justice Sotomayor's Beautiful Schuette Dissent: 'Race Matters'

As if you didn’t already have enough reason to love this wise Latina.

Supremes' 'Schuette' Ruling is Another Nail in the Affirmative Action Coffin

The Supreme Court takes an extremely narrow, and willfully ignorant, approach to understanding how race operates in the U.S.

Supreme Court Upholds Voter-Backed Affirmative Action Bans

It’s yet another blow to affirmative action.

The Chinese-American Community Grapples With Affirmative Action, and Itself

A proposal to repeal part of California’s affirmative action ban has some in the state’s Asian-American community up in arms.

Appeals Court Rehears Key Affirmative Action Case Fisher v. Texas

It’s been a busy year for affirmative action.

Affirmative Action Prospects Dim After Schuette

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.

Is Affirmative Action At Risk Again?

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