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Davenport, Elizabeth K.; Howard, Betty; Harrington Weston, Sonja – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2018
Some of the nation's most prominent colleges and universities have abandoned their affirmativeaction-based admission policies and adopted race-neutral affirmative action as a result of twolawsuits against the University of Michigan, which threaten the availability of undergraduate andgraduate program access to applicants of color. In this article,…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, College Admission, Universities
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Boykin, Tiffany Fountaine; Palmer, Robert T. – Journal of Negro Education, 2016
The racial diversification of America's higher education system has been at the forefront of legal argument for the last seventy-five years. Ground-breaking decisions birthed the inclusion of affirmative action policies in higher education after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In recent years, both the utility and constitutionality…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Affirmative Action, Higher Education
Douglass, John Aubrey – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on the contentious issue of Affirmative Action, and specifically the use of race in admissions decisions in public universities. Despite differences in the details, seasoned veterans of affirmative action debates are experiencing déjà vu. In this case, Abigail Noel Fisher claims overt racial…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, Racial Discrimination, College Applicants