Biden administration provides guidance on diversity in college admissions

BY: - August 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and Department of Education jointly released guidance on Monday to colleges and universities about how to consider race in admissions decisions, following the Supreme Court’s summer decision that struck down affirmative action in higher education. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, on a call with reporters, said higher education institutions can […]

Temple U. panel explores impact of Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision

BY: - July 15, 2023

‘There is going to be a drop off at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level because as good as race-neutral measures are, they simply are not a replacement for race-conscious,’ an administrator said.

The U.S. Supreme Court last month reversed decades of legal precedent by striking down affirmative action and ending educational institutions’ ability to consider an applicant’s race as one factor in a holistic review process. (Rich Hundley III/ Governor's office)

The end of affirmative action is as American as chattel slavery | Opinion

BY: - July 14, 2023

We have an obligation to move our reality toward one that perfects the promises of our nation’s most hallowed documents for all.

It's been a year since an early draft of the Dobbs decision was leaked, a precursor to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned the federal right to abortion. (Getty Images)

Today’s Supreme Court: ‘Not a normal court,’ but not unprecedented either | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - July 13, 2023

This last term should also remind us that, like the Warren Court, today’s justices are not ideological clones.


John Roberts lives in a colorblind fantasyland | Opinion

BY: - July 12, 2023

In Roberts’ neighborhood, racism is an outmoded vestige of the past that doesn't warrant judicial empathy or relief.

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Campus diversity will be a struggle without race-based admissions, history shows

BY: - July 10, 2023

While affirmative action opponents are cheering last week’s ruling, advocates are now focused on how to boost minority enrollment without it.

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down use of affirmative action in college admissions

BY: and - June 29, 2023

In a 6-3 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, wrote that the admissions processes at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.


The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to dismantle a key part of the Great Society. Here’s how | Opinion

BY: - June 8, 2023

The high court is likely to strike down affirmative action for college admissions, undermining racial equality.


How the U.S. Supreme Court could doom workplace diversity initiatives | Opinion

BY: - April 28, 2023

Cases heard last fall, and expected to be decided soon, could topple race-baed considerations.

U.S. House Democrats file brief in college affirmative action case

BY: - August 3, 2022

The Supreme Court originally combined the two cases that challenged affirmative action, but then separated them — likely because the newest justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, said she would recuse herself from the Harvard case because she previously held a six-year term on Harvard’s board of overseers. Legal experts have said the court's decision could reshape the use of affirmative action in higher education.

Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action

BY: - March 31, 2022

The high court's conservative majority could reshape the college admissions process.


Appointing a Black woman to the Supreme Court is not affirmative action | Opinion

BY: - February 9, 2022

Was it affirmative action when Jewish (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan), Italian (Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito) and Latina (Sonia Sotomayor) jurists were appointed? What about Clarence Thomas, a Black man?