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Poon, OiYan A.; Segoshi, Megan S. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Few studies have focused on the role of Asian Americans in influencing how race is understood in affirmative action debates. However, accounting for the complicating presence of Asian Americans in the racial politics of affirmative action has become increasingly important. Informed by racial formation theory, this critical discourse analysis of…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Affirmative Action, Racial Factors, Ideology
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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
Garces, Liliana M.; Poon, OiYan – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2018
Over the last few years, even as the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the constitutionality of race-conscious policies in postsecondary admissions in "Fisher v. University of Texas" (2016), a new wave of attacks in the conservative agenda to dismantle affirmative action (as the policy is more commonly called) emerged. First, in 2014…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Admission, Educational Policy, Race
Poon, Oi Yan Anita – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In the Grutter and Gratz Supreme Court decision, proponents of affirmative action claimed that a critical mass of minority students could effectively counter racial marginalization often experienced by students of color due to their racial status. On some campuses, Asian Americans as a pan-ethnic population enjoy a critical mass in undergraduate…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Students, Race, Ideology
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Karkouti, Ibrahim Mohamad – Education, 2016
This paper examines the effects of negligence toward diversity issues on campus racial climate, describes how exclusionary practices affect minority students' (i.e., Asian American, Hispanic, Black, and Native American) educational experiences, and addresses faculty issues relevant to diversity. In addition, the paper identifies the factors that…
Descriptors: Synthesis, Higher Education, Organizational Culture, College Faculty
Ayscue, Jennifer B.; Greenberg, Alyssa – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2013
Though once a leader in school integration, Massachusetts has regressed over the last two decades as its students of color have experienced intensifying school segregation. This report investigates trends in school segregation in Massachusetts by examining concentration, exposure, and evenness measures by both race and class. First, the report…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Minority Group Students, Racial Composition, Social Class
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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
US Commission on Civil Rights, 2006
On July 28, 2006, a panel of experts briefed members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the putative benefits of racial and ethnic diversity in elementary and secondary education. Four experts presented written statements to the Commissioners that assessed the social science literature on this issue. They also addressed whether or not…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Civil Rights, School Desegregation, Secondary Education