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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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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