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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 @ 4:08PM

Appeals court upholds affirmative action in Fisher v. Texas

The Court fails again…Tuesday’s opinion “sidestepped” the new strict scrutiny standard and that Texas has failed to offer up evidence that its program is legitimate….“Because the university has not defined its diversity goal in any meaningful way — instead, reflexively reciting the term ‘critical mass’ — it is altogether impossible…

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Monday, June 9th, 2014 @ 11:19AM

BAMN! The Fight over Prop. 209

The pursuit of diversity harbors no respect for the individual.  Rather, such a pursuit licenses the government to discriminate against some individuals to ensure that the ultimate mixture of students yields enough of some “races” to produce a critical mass of whatever is not produced through the normal process of…

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014 @ 4:46PM

Peter Kuo advances in district elections after opposing SCA 5

Peter Kuo, a Republican who led the charge against California’s proposed measure to reinstitute affirmative action, made the runoff on Tuesday in a Northern California State Senate district in which 50% of the voters are Democrats…Kuo gained traction by opposing “un-American” SCA 5, a state Senate initiative to put race-based…

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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 @ 9:52AM

Are some groups more equal than others?

Examining the 2000 Census, Ben Wattenberg observed “it has indeed gotten ridiculous. We’re talking ketchup numbers here: The demographers were buzzing that 63 varieties of humanity may now be indicated on the [Census] form. . . .” Wattenberg chose “Human” for himself. Click here to read the article

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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 @ 3:16PM

Affirmative action amendment divides state’s Asian Americans

But the coalition that shot down SCA 5 was not a traditional political movement. The protesters organized mainly on Chinese social networks like Weibo (a Twitter-like network), Wechat (a mobile-based group messaging service), and a Chinese-language forum, mitbbs.com. Many, but not all, of them were recent immigrants from mainland China…

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 @ 10:48AM

Walter Williams: Why are racial preferences wanted in admissions?

The weakening of racial preferences in college admissions can be beneficial if it can focus our attention on the causes of the huge gap in academic achievement between blacks and whites and Asians. Worrying about what happens when blacks are trying to get in to college is too late —…

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