How the Supreme Court has weaponized the Fourteenth Amendment and Brown v. Board of Education against antiracism. [A decision on SFFA v. Harvard, which was heard in October 2022, is pending as of January 29, 2023].
Women working in the blue-collar “nontraditional” occupations, traditionally occupied by men, have been writing about their experiences, contributing to our knowledge of “the hidden history of affirmative action.” Here is such a story.
Laura Emiko Soltis and Azadeh Shahshahani
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Op-Ed asks Georgia to reconsider the educational limits it places on undocumented students. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares all people everywhere have certain inalienable rights - but not in Georgia.
During the election Donald Trump made his pitch to black and Latino voters: “What do you have to lose?” Six months into his presidency, Trump is giving a very clear answer: quite a lot, actually. During the campaign Trump was clear about his commitments to rolling back racial justice and civil rights gains, fashioning his campaign on a “tough on crime” and “law and order” platform that many racial minorities recognized as a dog whistle for racist policies.
With zero African-American managers and only one Latino manager, baseball needs an affirmative-action policy with actual teeth. And now we are all the way back to where we started. It's time for change: a change many thought had already been achieved. Rob Manfred: You're up.
[M]inority candidates will, with some frequency, come with unconventional political backgrounds and views as judged from majority perspectives. Regentally imposed political tests which assault the academic freedom of all will fall upon such candidates with unusual severity. (Leon Letwin's letter in defense of Angela Davis in 1969, relevant today as we defend faculty members such as Steven Salaita.)
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