September 8, 2015 -
An incoming University of North Carolina freshman made headlines for claiming that the school's "Literature of 9/11" course — which he has not taken — sympathizes with terrorists. It turns out the student has connections to a think thank founded and funded by conservative mega-donor Art Pope that has targeted UNC classes emphasizing non-Western and non-white perspectives.
September 23, 2013 -
Whites who live in parts of the South once dominated by the slave economy are much more likely than other Southerners to express resentment toward blacks, to oppose affirmative action, and to vote Republican, according to a new study by political scientists at the University of Rochester.
June 25, 2013 -
With questions about race-based affirmative action still unresolved after this week's Supreme Court ruling in a landmark Texas case, some experts are advocating an approach based on class instead. But others warn that while that may be politically popular, it would still seriously reduce black and Latino representation at U.S. colleges.
April 2, 2013 -
The Supreme Court, poised to rule on a major affirmative action case out of Texas, accepts another one from Michigan. What might this say about dismantling race-conscious programs?
March 19, 2013 -
When the NAACP challenged Jim Crow laws, it selected plaintiffs who would elicit both sympathy and outrage. Today conservatives are using the same tactic, as illustrated by Fisher v. The University of Texas -- a case challenging consideration of race in admissions.