Breaking down the status of affirmative action at UC Berkeley

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a significant victory to supporters of affirmative action June 23 when it upheld the consideration of race in the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin. But the decision won’t impact the university’s admissions policy because California state law supersedes the verdict.
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Supreme Court to rule on affirmative action

The US Supreme Court heard arguments surrounding a Michigan voter initiative prohibiting state universities from taking race into consideration when admitting students on Tuesday that could have serious implications on future affirmative action legislation nationwide.
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Affirmative action, or skin-based judgement

Notes from Underground

Two wrongs don’t make a right. Although this seems like a no-brainer, it’s a concept that eludes most supporters of affirmative action. Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its 7-1 decision to uphold the current admissions process, which considers race as a factor, at the University of Texas at
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The unbearable whiteness of being

The Discomfort Zone

In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, disgruntled high school senior Suzy Lee Weiss discusses how the college process is unfair. In the op-ed, Weiss connects how colleges tell applicants to “just be yourself” to how these three words break the backs of all college seniors who do not have
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Race versus class

The Devil's Advocate

Progressives are bracing for a devastating defeat in the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas. If the justices restrict race-based affirmative action, they will “erase 50 years of progress,” one activist declared in The Nation. That’s an overstatement, but there is wide
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