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La Noue, George R. – Academic Questions, 2013
This article describes the outcomes of the case "Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin," in which the plaintiff had accused the University of Texas (UT) of racial discrimination in the admission process. The author believes that the ruling of the court in this case makes it harder to hide race-based measures used in college admissions.…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Affirmative Action, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Frankenberg, Erica – Peabody Journal of Education, 2011
This article examines the federal and local political response to the "Parents Involved" decision. At the federal level, developments suggest a reaction to "Parents Involved" that, since President Obama has taken office, has been largely supportive of voluntary efforts to promote racial diversity. The administration has also…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Politics of Education
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Nieli, Russell K. – Academic Questions, 2008
Diversity is said to bring about a host of educational benefits, yet on campus or off, things aren't working out the way diversity experts planned. In this article, the author reviews recent research challenging the "contact hypothesis," which asserts that putting individuals of disparate cultural backgrounds in the classroom and other…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Educational Benefits, Cultural Background, Racial Relations
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Pike, Gary R.; Kuh, George D.; Gonyea, Robert M. – Journal of College Student Development, 2007
Affirmative action in college admissions is based on the premise that a diverse student body contributes to interactions among students from different backgrounds, which are in turn positively related to desirable outcomes of college. This study evaluates the merits of this rationale for affirmative action by examining the direct and indirect…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Admission, Student Diversity, College Students
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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
Krueger, Alan; Rothstein, Jesse; Turner, Sarah – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2006
In Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), Justice Sandra Day O'Connor conjectured that in 25 years affirmative action in college admissions will be unnecessary. We project the test score distribution of black and white college applicants 25 years from now, focusing on the role of black-white family income gaps. Economic progress alone is unlikely to narrow…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, African Americans, Whites, College Applicants
Holzer, Harry J.; Neumark, David – Institute for Research on Poverty, 2006
In this paper we review the research evidence on the effects of affirmative action in employment, university admissions, and government procurement. We consider effects on both "equity" (or distribution) as well as "efficiency." Overall, we find that affirmative action does redistribute jobs, university admissions, and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Employment, College Admission, Contracts
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
Hesser, Phillip, Ed. – Academy for Educational Development, 2004
For people concerned with the future of diversity in the United States, the month of June 2003 was a momentous watershed. Nearly four decades earlier, President Lyndon B. Johnson first advocated affirmative action as a means to "seek not just freedom, but opportunity." June 2003 also saw the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Public Service, Diversity (Institutional), Student Diversity
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