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Affirmative Action: Time to flip the narrative!

A resilient four-minute cartoon depicting the historic obstacles blacks overcome through Affirmative Action is once again appearing in Facebook and blog posts years after the African American Policy Forum produced it. 813 more words

Affirmative action vs Racial preferences

“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago, and a racist today.” 6 more words


Support for affirmative action is growing in California

The National Asian American Survey (NAAS) released a new report that shows Californians are the greatest supporters of affirmative action.

It seems that in the Golden State, where no racial or ethnic group is in the majority, civic support for race-conscious admissions and hiring policies is nowadays greater than it was 20 years in the past. 160 more words


"John Harvard Walks the Yard" -- Reflection on a Black Man's Time at Harvard

“A spirit moves, John Harvard walks the yard,

The books stand open and the gates unbarred.”

In 1986, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney penned his poem “Villanelle for an Anniversary” in honor of Harvard’s 375th anniversary.   1,173 more words

Affirmative Action

DOL Issues New Veteran Employment Reporting Form, Replacing Vets 100 for U.S. Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor played taps this week for a system of reporting on the employment of veterans by federal contractors and replaced it with what it described as a new and improved version that it says will take contractors less time to complete and be more useful in assessing how well they are meeting their affirmative action commitments. 202 more words