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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 @ 10:44AM

California Legislators Fight Divisive Ethnic Battle

In fact, the state Capitol recently has been plagued by some of the ugliest and most divisive political battles in years as Democrats fight one another over ethnic-related issues. A new bill that recently passed a Senate committee is likely to keep the hostilities boiling. Click here to read the…

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 @ 11:32AM

Majorities, Minorities, and Mismatches

In a victory for common sense, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late April that voters could require colorblind admissions to their state’s public universities without running afoul of the Constitution…Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg rejected it. Their opinions reveal the counterfactual condition of race jurisprudence today… Click here to read…

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 @ 11:25AM

Bid To Revive Affirmative Action In Calif. Roils Asian Americans

Groups of Asian Americans have come forward to stop an effort to reinstitute affirmative action at California’s public universities, claiming the proposed change would be detrimental to Asian American students. – Eighteen years after California approved a landmark ballot measure to ban affirmative action, the nation’s most diverse state is…

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 @ 11:21AM

Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege

There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several…

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 @ 1:17PM

Opinion: High Court Stops Short of Ending Racial Quotas and Preferences

Schuette v. BAMN shouldn’t have been a hard case. The Fourteenth Amendment outlaws racial discrimination. Racial quotas and preferences are, by definition, racial discrimination….As Justice Antonin Scalia asked in his concurring opinion in Schuette v. BAMN, announced April 22, “Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbid what…

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Monday, April 28th, 2014 @ 2:48PM

News: Fears of minority flight from AZm universities unfounded

Critics worried that the Supreme Court’s decision this week, upholding Michigan’s ban on race as a factor in university admissions, could hurt minority enrollment in other states with similar bans – like Arizona. But while some states have seen drops in minority enrollment, Arizona’s public universities have seen a steady increase in…

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