Affirmative Action

Will Congress Accept Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Challenge?
February 18, 2015

The Supreme Court justice isn't hiding her displeasure.

A True Test: In Defense of the SAT
Critics say the SAT puts minorities at a disadvantage in college admissions, but without it those groups would do even worse.
September 04, 2014

When it comes to standardized testing, what we need is more rather than less.

Affirmative Action Fail: The Achievement Gap by Income Is Twice the Gap by Race
April 27, 2014

Affirmative Action has failed us as a useful took to correct inequal educational opportunity.

How Two Inoffensive Words Became the Most Inflammatory Phrase in English
The affirmative action story
April 25, 2014

On their own, “affirmative” and “action” are two of the more benign words in the English language; taken together, they’re incendiary.

Sonia Sotomayor Is a National Treasure
'The Sotomayor Style' is how America should talk about fairness
April 24, 2014

The justice's brilliant dissent didn't win out over her conservative colleagues. But its wise words about race and fairness distilled the issue in ways that will affect anyone who reads it.

Liberals Should Be Happy About the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision
April 22, 2014

It's entirely in keeping with the judicial restraint we've been urging right-wing justices to observe. And it could have been much worse.

Roberts Court: States Can Ban Affirmative Action
April 22, 2014

The latest nail in the coffin for racial preference in admissions.

The Unlikely Triumph of an Affirmative Action Prophet
Richard Kahlenberg: Washington policy Quixote
July 18, 2013

A heartwarming tale of a Washington policy Quixote.

The Supreme Court Will Regret Wading Back Into Affirmative Action
Even more confusion ahead!
June 26, 2013

The last time the Supreme Court took a crack at affirmative action was ten years ago, in Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Grutter and Gratz left a trail of confused logic and irrelevancy.

Affirmative, Sir! (And Ma'am!)
The U.S. military needs affirmative action now more than ever

By not striking down the University of Texas’s affirmative action program on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to preserve some legal room for using racial and gender preferences to create diversity in public education.