Tag Archives: affirmative-action

No surprise: A reverse on affirmative action

No surprise: A reverse on affirmative action

Fortunately for me, I teach on a campus where diversity is the norm. New York City College of Technology (one of the campuses of the City University of New York) is 33% Hispanic, 30% Black (non-Hispanic), 20% Asian and 11% White (non-Hispanic).┬áThe reversal of Obama-era Affirmative Action guidelines, clearly, is not going to affect me […] … learn more→

Affirmative action: if it goes, how can US universities ensure diversity?

Affirmative action: if it goes, how can US universities ensure diversity?

Some issues are perfect for debating. There are valid points on each side of the argument, the subject matter is of huge importance and there are passionate advocates in both corners.  Affirmative action in university admissions is one of those issues. Should universities be allowed to consider race and ethnicity when allocating places to students? Or is […] … learn more→

Good news for low-income students

Opponents of affirmative action have leveled a new three-pronged attack on affirmative action in higher education that could significantly change admissions at selective universities and colleges for the better. The Project on Fair Representation, which was behind the recent Supreme Court litigation in Fisher v. University of Texas, has launched websites soliciting white and Asian […] … learn more→

\’Fisher\’ is not the point

The U.S. Supreme Court\’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case in which a white student challenged an affirmative-action admissions policy, does little to resolve the heated debates about when and how race can be a factor in making college admissions decisions. The justices\’ opinion sends the case back to the lower court […] … learn more→