Diversity Issues

Supreme Court, in 5-4 Ruling, Weakens 1965 Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court, in 5-4 Ruling, Weakens 1965 Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2013 — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote today killed a key section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, claiming it’s no longer necessary in 2013.  Listen HERE to Margaret Prescod of KPFK’s Sojourner Truth  interview Julian Bond regarding this decision, yesterday’s ruling on affirmative action, and the Trayvon Martin case.

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Diversity Issues: Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back to Lower Courts

Diversity Issues: Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back to Lower Courts

June 24, 2013 This morning, the Supreme Court released its decision on the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (11-345) case in regards to whether the university’s race-conscious admissions policies violated the equal protection rights of some white applicants.  The 7-1 majority decision (read it HERE) sent back the case to the lower courts for further review.  Although the […]

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Diversity Issues Archive

Diversity Issues Archive

When Too Few Minorities are Too Many May 2, 2013 – Noliwe M. Rooks writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education, about our national debate over race and affirmative action at the college level.  To read more Click Here. Report Finds Increased Enrollment of Out-of-State Students at Public Universities Tied to Generating Revenue  May 1, 2013 – A report in […]

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Bunche Research Report

Bunche Research Report

Bunche Research Report, Vol. 6, No. 2 (February 2012) Defending Affirmative Action The affirmative action battle rages on in the United States.  Legal arguments are being heard at the federal appeals level and, beginning in fall 2012, at the Supreme Court level.  In light of the cases being presented to the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, the Bunche Center presents […]

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Archived College Access Project for African Americans (CAPAA) and Related Issues in the News

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and affiliated faculty have been featured in news media in Los Angeles, throughout the nation, and around the globe.  Please find past links to this news coverage below focused on CAPAA and affirmative action issues. September 30, 2007 The New Affirmative Action Click here November 6, 2006 Killing Affirmative Action Click […]

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