Affirmative Action

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday cleared Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants in a ruling that was seen as a major victory for supporters of affirmative action in college admissions across the U.S. In a closely watched lawsuit that had raised fears about the future of affirmative action, a group called […]

Asian American students who were not accepted into Harvard are now suing the Ivy League University. The suit goes to court this week and threatens affirmative action. It was created by conservatives who are against the policies that typically benefit African American and Latino students. Their ultimate goal is to make affirmative action a thing […]

BOSTON (AP) — A group based in Texas is suing legal journals at Harvard University and New York University over allegations that they illegally give preference to women and racial minorities when selecting editors and the articles they publish. The group, called Faculty, Alumni and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences, filed a federal lawsuit against […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student’s race into account in order to promote diversity in admissions, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The shift would give schools and universities the federal government’s blessing to take a race-neutral approach to the students they consider for admission. […]

Attorney Antonio Moore and Political Commentator Yvette Carnell discuss the recent debate about Affirmative Action. The two use the lens of American history, and more importantly American slavery to detail the flaws in the policy as it shifted from corrective action for racism, to a focus on diversity. Their discussion delves deep into the backgrounds […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday it had no broad plans to investigate whether college and university admission programs discriminate against students based on race, seeking to defray worries that a job posting signaled an effort to reverse course on affirmative action. News reports of the posting inflamed advocacy groups that believed it […]

Justice Department going after universities that discriminate against white applicants. They feel like they’ve been discriminated against because of Affirmative Action laws. Russ finds it be crazy, especially when Affirmative Action was designed for minorities. Russ says that Affirmative Action hasn’t been that great for Black people but it has helped. Don’t Miss Out! Follow […]

The Department of Justice is saying they are now going to cut funds from the Civil Justice Department to fund getting rid of Affirmative Action at colleges and universities. Now it’s all about discrimination “against” white students when Affirmative Action was made for minorities who have been discriminated against for years. It’s for this reason especially that […]

During the election, Black people were asked what do they have to lose under the Trump administration and the answer is a whole lot according to Roland Martin. Today Roland talks with Barbra Arnwine who is the President and founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, about the Trump administration taking resources from white supremacist groups to […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a narrow victory for affirmative action, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a University of Texas program that takes account of race in deciding whom to admit, an important national decision that was cemented by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The justices’ 4-3 decision in favor of the Texas program […]

The Supreme Court is taking on affirmative action again in a case that involves the University of Texas. Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the court’s staunchest conservatives was questioning a lawyer arguing for race being a factor that should be incorporated into the admission process. During that questioning, Scalia made these comments: There are those […]

Rev. Al Sharpton gives an update on the rally at the Supreme Court in the case of Abigal Fisher vs. The University of Texas at Austin. “It was stunning. They permitted Attorney Hardy and I to sit in the hearing. In the arguments against the University of Texas and Abigal Fisher who claims she was […]