Affirmative Action has failed us as a useful took to correct inequal educational opportunity.
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
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.
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
July 18, 2013
A heartwarming tale of a Washington policy Quixote.
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!)
June 24, 2013
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.
Debating the Court's Affirmative Action Decision
June 24, 2013
Lawyers from left and right pick apart the court's non-ruling in the Fisher case (and each other, too).
Race-Based Affirmative Action Makes Things Worse, Not Better
April 18, 2013
Two major cases being considered by the Supreme Court are weighing the issue.