Affirmative action/racial preferences

Affirmative action/racial preferences

M. Roy Wilson, an older man with darker skin and white hair.
Feb 15, 2023
A new National Academies report recommends systemic changes to confront racism in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine disciplines.


January 15, 2018
Rejected white applicants to medical school aren’t losing out because of affirmative action, new analysis contends.
December 11, 2017
Jim Jump considers the extra point that was awarded -- only to male applicants -- by Brigham Young.
October 30, 2017
New results -- showing majority of white people believe they face discrimination -- surprise many. But attitudes, especially about college admission, don't always reflect the bias and disadvantages experienced by nonwhites or actual enrollment trends.
September 19, 2017
Those who defend them should consider whether they’d require them indefinitely and whether such a requirement is consistent with good race relations in the country America is becoming, argues Roger Clegg.
September 18, 2017
With number of high school graduates in the state growing, UT invokes state law that allows flexibility in requirement that top 10 percent be admitted.
August 15, 2017
When a simple idea clashes with one that is complicated and nuanced, often the truth loses out, argue Lisa M. Rudgers and Julie A. Peterson.
August 14, 2017
Charlottesville was yet another act in a long-running saga of racial hatred, writes Patricia McGuire, and the mobs of white men on the march have made the best possible case for affirmative action.
August 4, 2017
Michael S. Roth discusses why we must resist efforts to restrict affirmative action.
August 3, 2017
U of Texas prevailed in affirmative action case in large part because of its research. Will other colleges be able to match that analysis? And will legal and political battles change if focus is on rejected Asian-American applicants?
August 2, 2017
Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.


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