Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 8:22pm
In the 1970s, after twice being denied admission to medical school at U.C. Davis, Allan Bakke sued the University of California over its admissions policies. A white male, Bakke charged the university with reverse racial discrimination. His suit went to the Supreme Court, where it became a landmark split decision that, while upholding affirmative action as legal, ordered that Bakke be admitted to Davis. The case helped galvanize the movement against affirmative action.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 09/25/2011 - 6:20pm
A Facebook post announcing plans by a UC Berkeley Republican group to sell baked goods priced according to race, gender and ethnicity - "White/Caucasian" pastries for $2 and "Black/African American" pastries for 75 cents, for example - has drawn outrage on campus.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 6:37pm
UW-Madison waged an all-day offensive Tuesday against a charge that it engages in discriminatory admissions practices — as students and staff rallied on Bascom Hill, hijacked a press conference and disputed the findings of the admissions allegation.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 8:22pm
The 2010 U.S. census counted 50.5 million Hispanics, up from 35.3 million in 2000. The population will triple in size and account for most of the country’s population growth through 2050, according to projections from the Pew Hispanic Center.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 8:33pm
In 2006, Michigan voters overwhelmingly approved Proposal 2, ending state-sponsored discrimination via race-based preferences in college admissions, hiring, and contracting. But a recent federal court ruling has temporarily overturned the will of Michigan voters, opening the door for affirmative action’s return to Michigan.