Fisher v. UT Austin

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.

#StayMadAbby in 9 Amazing Tweets

Abigail Fisher thinks she didn’t get into University of Texas at Austin because she’s White. Twitter begs to differ.

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.

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.

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

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

Appeals Court Rehears Key Affirmative Action Case Fisher v. Texas

It’s been a busy year for affirmative action.

Justice Ginsburg's Dissent a Roadmap for Defenders of Affirmative Action

Ginsburg alone said the Supreme Court was silly to settle for such a technical ruling when they had plenty of information to dispense with Fisher’s case right now.

Supreme Court Issues Big Non-Decision on Affirmative Action

In short, the long, ugly fight over affirmative action will continue.

Poll: People Have Never Liked Affirmative Action Less Than They Do Now

At one time, a majority of people in the U.S.–a full 61 percent–supported affirmative action. That day is long gone. Today, support for affirmative action is at record lows, with just 45 percent of people in the U.S. saying that such programs are necessary today, according to a new poll conducted by NBC

Sotomayor and Thomas Benefited from Affirmative Action, But Split Starkly on Issue

He resents affirmative action. She embraces affirmative action.

Reports from Supreme Court: Justices Skeptical About UT Austin's Program

Stay with Colorlines.com for more analysis in the coming days.

Affirmative Action Is Just One Part of the Educational Equity Fight

The fight for educational equity, especially when it comes to students of color, is stuck at a far more basic level.

Basketball Coaches and Starbucks Push For Affirmative Action

Without affirmative action the only black and Latino faces on college campuses could be those of student athletes, and that’s unacceptable, college basketball coaches warn.