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Park, Julie J.; Liu, Amy – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
We use the Critical Race Theory frameworks of interest convergence and divergence to critique the anti-affirmative action movement's co-option of Asian Americans. Past discussions of affirmative action and Asian Americans mainly concentrate on how Asian Americans are affected by affirmative action, whether positively or negatively. We demonstrate…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Criticism, Affirmative Action
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Nguyen, David H. K. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2014
Using race as a factor in admissions policies was contested in "Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin." Although the U.S. Supreme Court firmly held in "Grutter v. Bollinger" that race can be considered among many factors in admitting students, the recent decision in "Fisher" has posed many questions and challenges…
Descriptors: Universities, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Race
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Garces, Liliana M.; Jayakumar, Uma M. – Educational Researcher, 2014
Through an analysis of relevant social science evidence, this article provides a deeper understanding of critical mass, a concept that has become central in litigation efforts related to affirmative action admissions policies that seek to further the educational benefits of diversity. We demonstrate that the concept of critical mass requires an…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Race, Court Litigation, Educational Policy
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Malcom, Shirley M.; Malcom-Piqueux, Lindsey E. – Educational Researcher, 2013
Numerous legal scholars and social scientists have highlighted the ways in which research has informed judicial decision making. Because, in part, of convincing empirical research presented in several landmark cases (e.g., "Grutter v. Bollinger," 2003; "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1,"…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Race, Social Scientists, STEM Education
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Harper, Shaun R.; Hurtado, Sylvia – New Directions for Student Services, 2007
In this article, the authors synthesize fifteen years of research about campus racial climates and present nine themes that emerged from a multi-institutional qualitative study they conducted. The primary goal is to illuminate trends that persist on many college and university campuses, especially those that are predominantly White. At the end of…
Descriptors: Campuses, Race, Student Attitudes, Organizational Change
Orfield, Gary; Lee, Chungmei – Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (The), 2004
This report examines a decade of resegregation from the time of the Supreme Court's 1991 "Dowell" decision, which authorized a return to neighborhood schools, even if that would create segregation, through the 2001-2002 school year. It goes beyond previous reports by Harvard's Civil Rights Project to study the impact of resegregation in…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Resegregation, Race, Poverty