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Tag: Affirmative Action
Supreme Court Rulings Last Term Show What to Look for Next
Disregarded precedent. A lack of legal restraint. A runaway right-wing majority.
As the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term, we look back at last one—where, for the first time, the 6–3 conservative supermajority was truly able to wield power. It frequently did so in radical ways.
Race-Conscious Policies—Including Affirmative Action—Are Necessary For Addressing Racial Inequity
Affirmative action recently survived yet another legal attack when the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Harvard’s favor in a case challenging affirmative action.
This latest case against Harvard demonstrates that color-blindness cannot uproot this country’s legacy of racism. We must face race head-on to meaningfully address the racial inequality that persists in our society.
A Return to Separate and Unequal: Education Equity is at Stake in the 2018 Elections
Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Education Department has been threatened with massive budget cuts, faced repeated risk of wholesale elimination and suffered many smaller blows adding up to significant injury— and students are feeling the pain.
The Trump Administration Thinks Affirmative Action Goes “Beyond the Requirements” of the Law
The Trump administration Tuesday rescinded guidance about affirmative action in higher education which stated that there is “compelling interest that post-secondary institutions have in obtaining the benefits that flow from achieving a diverse student body.”
Affirmative Action Survives Texas Court Challenge
Affirmative action survived a federal appellate court challenge in Texas on Tuesday. In a 2-1 split, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the University of Texas at Austin […]
Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action Case
At the beginning of a wild week of decision-making, the Supreme Court stalled on affirmative action Monday, ruling 7-1 in favor of sending Abigail Fisher’s case back to the Fifth […]
Know Your November Ballot: Jobs, Wages and Economic Policy
In the weeks leading up to Election Day, Ms. will be outlining state ballot initiatives and referenda of major significance to women. There are a variety of initiatives pertaining to […]
Michigan Affirmative-Action Ban Overturned
While we were all celebrating Independence Day by lighting barbecues and firing up sparklers, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was reigniting the affirmative-action flame. Thanks to a 2-1 […]