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Jackson, Liz – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2008
Affirmative action in higher education remains a controversial topic in the US today, as it is tied in directly with citizens' varying conceptions of the larger society, and the importance of racial and other differences (in particular, socioeconomic class) in individual experiences and outcomes. This essay examines different arguments for and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Race, Affirmative Action
Elam, Carol; Brown, Gilbert – Journal of College Admission, 2005
In the early 1960s, with the exception of students who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities, relatively few students of color pursued a higher education in the United States. Today, however, about one in five U.S. college students is a minority (ACE and AAUP, 2000). Colleges and universities are grappling with issues related to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Articulation (Education), Minority Group Students