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SCOTUS To Hear Texas Case, Racial Preferences In College Admissions

20 Sep 2015 by LANA SHADWICK

Briefs continue to be filed in support of Abigal Noel Fisher, the woman who has been fighting against racial preferences in college admissions at the University of Texas at Austin since she first filed suit in 2008. 1,058 more words

Many Hispanics are reclassifying their race identity

Hispanics are changing their race identity in response to census questions.

In a working paper titled “America’s Changing Races: Race and Ethic Response Changes between Census 2000 and the 2010 Census,” the authors found that at 9.7 million Hispanics changed their racial and origin status….

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Wisconsin Economics Professor Accuses UW-Madison Of Plan To Require Race-Based "Diversity Grading"

Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison, has caused a stir in academic with an article entitled “Madness in Madison” with the John William Hope Pope Center for Higher Education… 1,285 more words


Centinel2012 reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

Hey we could just assign diplomas and degrees by lottery and spare all the confusion!

How all that mess in the past got started

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States in a 6-2 vote struck down affirmative action in the state of Michigan by upholding a law the state had enacted in 2006 that bans the use of racial preference in state university admissions. 534 more words

Life And Society

Was Love Ever Colour-Blind?

 A year after VARSITY‘s publication of the controversial Is love colour-blind?, how far have we come? Does race still define us in 2014? I certainly think so. 312 more words

South Africa

The Ties that Bind: Gay Men, Grindr, and Racism

Grindr: a necessary evil for many non-heterosexual men. Grindr, and apps like it, are functionally Gaydar codified. In fact, there is probably an app that serves this function that is  880 more words

Gay Lesbian And Bisexual

The uncomfortable racial preferences revealed by online dating

The data shown above come from the Facebook dating app, Are You Interested (AYI), which works like this: Users in search of someone for a date or for sex flip through profiles of other users and, for each one, click either “yes” (I like what I see) or “skip” (show me the next profile). 216 more words