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When affirmative action becomes too much

I am neither American nor South African and I am also not so conversant with policies put in place in different countries to favor disadvantaged minorities. 786 more words


Briefing on Fisher v. University of Texas: Affirmative Action Heading Back to the Supreme Court

On Monday October 3rd, 2015, the doors of the Supreme Court officially reopened for the 2015-2016 judicial term. Chief Justice John G. Marshall and the presiding bench began hearing oral arguments on eleven of the cases already confirmed for the session. 604 more words

Race | Culture

The bifurcated Asian American response to Fisher II: controversy goes on

Last month, the author explored how Asian Americans view affirmative action policies.  As the Supreme Court prepares to hear Fisher II, this issue reappeared to the author personally in her role as a student leader. 1,209 more words

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The Hypocrisy of Equality

We have all heard of it, even experienced it in some form or other. In England we call it equal opportunities, in America it is affirmative action. 1,029 more words

I’m Convinced: We Need More Conservatives on Campus

My eyes were opened a few years back. I was offering a senior seminar in the history of American conservatism. Several students—some of whom eventually took the class and some of whom did not—came to my office and said something along the lines of “Thank God we finally have a conservative professor!” When I explained to them—sympathetically but clearly, I hope— 521 more words