Tag Archives: Discrimination

Studying discrimination in higher education in France: what are the challenges?

Studying discrimination in higher education in France: what are the challenges?

The field of higher education and research (ESR) in France is now beginning to be well analyzed from the angle of social inequalities and their evolution in general. It is noticeably less so from the standpoint of discrimination – an issue that is the subject of ambiguous institutional recognition, and a scientific evaluation that is still […] … learn more→

To combat racial inequality, university classrooms must be more inclusive

To combat racial inequality, university classrooms must be more inclusive

Universities are increasingly being challenged over their responses to racial, gender and class inequality. As a result, even those reluctant to admit that they perpetuate discrimination are at last trying to do something about it. Yet certain issues remain largely undiscussed. The wake-up call has been loudest about black and ethnic minority (BAME) school-leavers, who […] … learn more→

The Supreme Court, religion and the future of school choice

The Supreme Court, religion and the future of school choice

The Supreme Court recently decided that Trinity Lutheran Church should be eligible for a Missouri state grant covering the cost of recycled playground surfaces. Though the state originally rejected the church’s application on grounds of separation of church and state, the Supreme Court ruled that this rejection was, in fact, religious discrimination. The case’s impact […] … learn more→

Will name-blind UCAS forms make UK university admissions fairer?

David Cameron has announced that applicants’ names will be removed from UCAS forms from 2017 in an effort to combat ethnic inequalities in admissions to top universities. The prime minister’s announcement comes in response to evidence that British ethnic minority applicants to highly selective universities are less likely to be offered places than white British […] … learn more→

What it takes for a conservative to show discrimination, Part 2

Last time I revealed a news report of an amazingly rare case: a conservative successfully showing he was the victim of discrimination. This is a rare event because actually taking such a claim to court somewhat violates the conservative “take responsibility for what happens to you” mind set. It’s also rare because winning is a […] … learn more→

What it takes for a conservative to show discrimination

I’ve often been told that college campuses are hotbeds of leftist thinking. That’s what I’ve been told. What I’ve seen with my own eyes? Well, certainly, multiculturalism, the demon-spawn of leftism, sure is popular. I never really attributed it to leftism, however. The courses are brain-dead simple, and even roadkill can pass the course (students […] … learn more→

Does this lab coat make me look fat?

What does it mean when a highly successful neuroscientist, like Dario Maestripieri, states that he is disappointed there aren’t more “super model types” at a major conference? Here’s what he wrote: My impression of the Conference of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans. There are thousands of people at the conference and an unusually […] … learn more→