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Nearly 70 Leading Corporations Back Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill in...

Some of the world’s largest corporations have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court stating their support of affirmative action policies at Harvard...

The University of Texas at Austin to Face Renewed Lawsuit Over...

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a conservative-funded group can revive its lawsuit against The University of...

Federal Judge Says UNC Chapel Hill Can Consider Race in Admissions...

A federal judge ruled Monday that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) can continue using race as a factor...

Supreme Court Delays Appeal to Harvard Affirmative Action Case

A pending U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) appeal hearing on the Harvard University race-based affirmative action case will be delayed for several months due to...

Civil Rights Advocates Condemn New Yale Discrimination Lawsuit

Last week, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a group against the use of race-based college admissions, filed a new discrimination lawsuit against Yale University...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Harvard University’s Race-Based Admissions

A United States federal appeals court ruled in favor of Harvard University’s use of race-based admissions last week. The 104-page ruling comes after a federal...

California Voters Uphold Affirmative Action Ban 

This week, Californians voted to keep a 24-year-old affirmative action ban intact.  The proposal, known as Proposition 16, would have repealed a 1996 statute that...

Race-Based Admissions Still Hang in the Balance

California voters will have the opportunity to repeal a 24-year-old ban on affirmative action when they head to the polls on November 3.  Several recent...

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At a time of social distancing and uncertain futures, it is more important than ever to learn the untold stories of communities past and...

Anti-Affirmative Action Group Plans to Challenge Harvard Ruling

Supporters of race-conscious college admissions enjoyed a victory Tuesday when federal Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruled in favor of Harvard University in a highly...

Texas Tech HSC Eliminates Race-Based Admissions, Raising Concerns About Diversity

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has agreed to eliminate racial selection during its admission process. "By going beyond the law to enshrine an...

Judge – Once Again – Hears Final Arguments in Harvard Affirmative...

Lawyers for Harvard University and the advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) met in court this week, nearly four months after the conclusion...

Harvard Admissions Dean Faces Three Days of Questioning as Trial Gets...

Harvard University and the anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) met in federal court in Boston this week for the start of...

Brett Kavanaugh’s Track Record Indicates a Threat to Affirmative Action

As President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court begins confirmation hearings this week, several civil rights advocacy groups are expressing concern that...

Justice Department Sides with Plaintiffs in Affirmative Action Lawsuit Against Harvard

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a statement of interest arguing in favor of Students for Fair Admissions, the anti-affirmative action group that...

Trump’s Decision to Reverse Obama-Era Guidance on Affirmative Action Sparks Debate

On July 3, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidelines regarding the use of affirmative action in college admissions, urging U.S. higher education leaders not...

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s Retirement Has Major Implications for Equal Rights...

On June 27, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced plans to retire later this summer. Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Kennedy is a...

OFCCP Regulations Update: Reflections on Director Patricia Shiu’s Departure

November 2016 marked the end of Patricia Shiu’s role as director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP),...

UT-Austin Conservative Student Group Protests Affirmative Action Via Controversial Bake Sale

The Young Conservatives of Texas student group at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) has come under fire for hosting a controversial “Affirmative...

AAAED Responds to Poll Showing Most Americans Oppose Affirmative Action

Following the release of a Gallup poll concluding that a majority of Americans disagree with the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Fisher v. University...

Most Americans Oppose Affirmative Action Policies, Poll Shows

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to uphold the consideration of race in college admissions by the University of Texas (UT) at...

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Policies at UT Austin

In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an affirmative action admissions program used by the University of Texas...

Justice Scalia’s Death May Have Implications for Affirmative Action

Beyond the immediate repercussions for the U.S. legal system following the sudden passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, his...

Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality of Affirmative Action

For the second time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could...

Feds Clear Princeton of Discriminating Against Asian American Students

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has concluded an investigation first opened in 2006 that alleged Princeton University discriminated against...

Affirmative Action Complaint Against Harvard Dropped

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education dismissed an affirmative action complaint that was brought against Harvard University in May. The Asian American Coalition, made...

Supreme Court to Reconsider Texas Affirmative Action Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to re-examine a case next term involving affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), which...