Tag: Affirmative Action

Trump to Reverse Obama-Era Guidelines on Considering Race in College Admissions

The Trump administration plans to toss an Obama-era guideline that encourages colleges and universities to consider race as a way of promoting diversity. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reversing 2011 and 2016 legal guidelines set during the Obama administration to “avoid racial isolation” as administration officials contend the guidelines…

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court ruled this morning to uphold an affirmative action program at the University of Texas, determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority and was joined by Justices Ruth Bader…

Supreme Court Justices Challenge Affirmative Action at Universities

Just as the racially charged protests at colleges and universities across the country gradually died down, affirmative action in higher education is now taking center stage as a heated discussion takes place in the Supreme Court where one justice has already questioned if Black students even have a place in…

ADA 25 Years Later: Definite Progress But Hiring Gaps Remain

On July 26, 1990, when former President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act into law, it was heralded as the beginning of a new era of improved access and employment for people with disabilities. As the nation celebrates this landmark civil-rights legislation impacting an estimated 56 million…

Supreme Court Decides To Revisit Affirmative Action

By Sheryl Estrada The Supreme Court is once again involved in the affirmative action case Abigail Fisher vs. The University of Austin at Texas, announcing Monday it will hear an appeal by Fisher, for a second time, this fall. Fisher filed a lawsuit in 2008 after she was denied admission…

Court Upholds Race in College Admissions

By Chris Hoenig After the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back for further scrutiny, a federal appeals court in Texas has again upheld the use of race as a consideration in college admissions. Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas at Austin after her admissions application was rejected in…