affirmative action

How a Trump Supreme Court Pick Could (or Could Not) Sway Cases

How a Trump Supreme Court Pick Could (or Could Not) Sway Cases

The Supreme Court in Washington this month. President Trump said he would announce a nominee to fill the court’s vacancy on Tuesday.

Why Clarence Thomas’s Rulings on Race Are so Idiosyncratic

On Monday, the Supreme Court held that two gerrymanders passed by the North Carolina legislature were unconstitutional. All eight justices to hear the case—which was heard before Justice Neil Gorsuch
Herma Hill Kay, First Woman to Lead Berkeley Law Faculty, Dies at 82

Herma Hill Kay, First Woman to Lead Berkeley Law Faculty, Dies at 82

Herma Hill Kay. “How to make trouble without being a troublemaker, that describes my style,” she said in 1992, after being named dean at Berkeley Law School.
Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have helped tilt the Justice Department to the right on civil rights issues.

The Justice Department wants to investigate, sue universities over ‘white discrimination’

Affirmative action is the Trump administration's latest target. The post The Justice Department wants to investigate, sue universities over ‘white discrimination’ appeared first on The Daily Dot.
The Trump Administration's Legacy Admissions Are Coming for Affirmative Action Kids

The Trump Administration's Legacy Admissions Are Coming for Affirmative Action Kids

The Department of Justice, which is led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed to the position by a group of his friends in the Senate, a legislative body that has never in its history
Are We Returning to Jim Crow?

Are We Returning to Jim Crow?

When Donald Trump campaigned on the slogan “Make America great again,” many of us saw it for what it was: coded language for taking the mask—or the hood, as it were—off of white supremacy.Read more...
Justice Department: No Broad Plans to Investigate College Affirmative Action

Justice Department: No Broad Plans to Investigate College Affirmative Action

Minority students made up more than 40 percent of the freshman classes at nearly all Ivy League schools in 2015
Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus: Asian-Americans

Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus: Asian-Americans

Rowers along the Charles River passed the Harvard College campus in Cambridge, Mass., this year. A lawsuit accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian-Americans in admissions.
Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions

Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions

The Department of Justice in Washington. In a statement, the department sought to play down its recruitment of Civil Rights Division lawyers.

Justice Department calls reports that it’s investigating white discrimination ‘inaccurate’

A project spokesperson said it's looking into a complaint from Asian-Americans. The post Justice Department calls reports that it’s investigating white discrimination ‘inaccurate’ appeared first on

Ari Melber Stops Cato Institute From Spouting Off 'Radical Left' Civil Rights Nonsense

Ari Melber brought on Ilya Shapiro from the CATO Institute to discuss last night's breaking news about the DOJ's new plan to investigate whether colleges are discriminating against white applicants.

DoJ: NYT story all wet about affirmative-action policies

Treat all applicants the same, says ... The post DoJ: NYT story all wet about affirmative-action policies appeared first on Hot Air.

Department Questionnaire: How Has Affirmative Action Hurt You?

Karen Chee and Broti Gupta present a satirical questionnaire in light of the Trump Administration’s recent actions challenging affirmative-action policies at universities.
‘Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance to Get Into College’: Readers React

‘Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance to Get Into College’: Readers React

Abigail Fisher, right, with Edward Blum, director of the Project on Fair Representation, left the Supreme Court after oral arguments in her case in December 2015. Her case argued that the University
Why the Justice Department’s Affirmative Action Fight Is What America’s Colleges Need

Why the Justice Department’s Affirmative Action Fight Is What America’s Colleges Need

Colleges shouldn’t let race determine who they let inside their walls.

The History of Affirmative Action

In the latest case involving affirmative action, the Justice Department is going to investigate possible discrimination against Asian-Americans in college admissions.

In Trump’s World, Whites Are the Only Disadvantaged Class

Jelani Cobb on how the Justice Department’s plan to challenge affirmative action fits into the Trump Administration’s broader white-resentment agenda.
Affirmative Action Policies Evolve, Achieving Their Own Diversity

Affirmative Action Policies Evolve, Achieving Their Own Diversity

Jonathan Haynes, the vice president of Princeton University Black Student Union, is among a group of students pushing Princeton to admit more people from low-income backgrounds.
Judge of Characters: Reclaiming My Time ... and Energy

Judge of Characters: Reclaiming My Time ... and Energy

This week, I am confident the only thing that mattered was that we all gained a new mantra: “Reclaiming my time.” Once again, thanks to the amazing Queen Auntie Maxine, not only do we have our new