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Smith, Susan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
The homepage of the Project on Fair Representation (POFR) features a smiling photo of Abigail Fisher, the young White woman at the center of "Fisher v. the University of Texas," which could end race as a criterion in university admissions. Edward Blum, founder of POFR, a conservative advocacy group, connected Fisher with Wiley Rein LLP,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, Lawyers, Affirmative Action
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Gasman, Marybeth; Lundy-Wagner, Valerie; Ransom, Tafaya; Bowman, Nelson, III – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2010
This book is organized into nine chapters. First the authors provide a historical overview of historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs), examining their founding as well as the role of African Americans, missionaries, and industrial philanthropists in their development. They also look at how these institutions have changed over time,…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational History, Educational Change, School Desegregation
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Gilbert, Juan – Journal of College Admission, 2008
After the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the University of Michigan admission cases, which struck down racial preferences and quotas in Michigan's undergraduate and law school admission, several groups have challenged race-conscious admission, school placement policies and academic support programs. Even the federal government has challenged…
Descriptors: Race, Law Schools, Computer Software, Affirmative Action
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Rector, Theresa L. A. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
Theresa Rector spent 13 years working with Charles H. Thompson during the height of "The Journal's" contribution to educational and political achievements of the early 1950s and 1960s. Crucial to the legacy of "The Journal" was the "Brown v. Board of Education" landmark case and all the political pundits who…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, African American Education, Administrators, Federal Legislation
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Saravanabhavan, Rc – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
My sojourn at "The Journal" (from April 2001 through June 2004) was one of great challenges that gradually culminated into huge accomplishments! Looking back, it gives me immense joy to have served as the Editor-in-Chief and become a small part of "The Journal's" history. This article presents a historical overview for the…
Descriptors: Editing, Content Analysis, Higher Education, Journal Articles
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; Williamson, Joy Ann; Hyler, Maria E. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
This article chronicles a journey to achieve the type of education that focused on the battles to secure access to schooling and a curriculum for full citizenship. The pursuit of educational opportunity has been and continues to be tortuous, with each step toward progress met by a major societal set back. As the fate of individuals and nations is…
Descriptors: African American Students, Citizenship Education, Educational Opportunities, African Americans
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Weis, Tracey M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
This article examines the two autobiographical accounts of the students in Duke University about their perception on how the race especially the "Brown" decision affects their educational history. The students were advised to consult local newspapers and public records, interviews relatives, neighbors, teachers, and public officials in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Writing Assignments, Autobiographies, African American History