Affirmative Action. Legal news and articles for April 12 - 26, 2017

Does Your Company Need an Affirmative Action Plan?Affirmative action Trump-style: Ruben NavarretteHow “Firm” Should Affirmative Action Be?Behind the veil: The racism of Princeton's affirmative actionUnesco recommends affirmative action admissions policiesUniversity in Crisis: Affirmative Action Students Excluded from the Right to Education [OPINION]How a Group That Defended Affirmative Action Evolved Into an Anti-Trump ForceSchenectady talks fireworks repeal, affirmative actionRacial Preferences and the Department of EducationGreat Art Doesn't Need Affirmative ActionNew federal civil rights enforcement hire has previously said she's against affirmative actionHead of civil rights office: Affirmative action 'promotes racial discrimination'Could This Be The New Affirmative Action?UM's affirmative action absurdityLatina college senior accepted to 11 medical schools slams affirmative action critics

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WiLDAF calls for passage of the Affirmative Action Bill
Ghana News AgencyMarch 27, 2017

Accra, March 27, GNA - The Women in Law and Development Africa (WiLDAF-Ghana), has called on government to ensure the passage of the Affirmative Action Bill. It said the passage would be in accordance with the Convention on the Elimination of all ...more »

UM's affirmative action absurdity
The Detroit NewsApril 14, 2017

Over a decade ago, in 2006, democracy had its day when 58 percent of the Michigan electorate voted to pass Proposal 2 which bars public institutions “from using affirmative action programs that give preferential treatment to groups or individuals based ...more »

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Does Your Company Need an Affirmative Action Plan?
JD Supra (press release)April 26, 2017

To ensure that obligation is met, certain contractors are required, by EO 11246 and related laws, to prepare and maintain an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP). An AAP is a comprehensive, written self-auditing document that generally requires detailed and ...more »

Affirmative action Trump-style: Ruben Navarrette
USA TODAYApril 25, 2017

SAN DIEGO — President Trump's executive order directing federal agencies to “buy American, hire American” is affirmative action for working-class whites in the industrial Midwest. Many folks in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania aren't fond of ...more »

How “Firm” Should Affirmative Action Be?
Council On Hemispheric AffairsApril 24, 2017

In Brazil, where affirmative action policies, like university quotas for racial minorities and children of the working class, have been contentious—what are the possible solutions for this malady? As has been the case in the United States, affirmative ...more »

Behind the veil: The racism of Princeton's affirmative action
The Daily PrincetonianApril 21, 2017

There is no denying that Princeton, like many of its peers, uses race-based affirmative action in its admissions decisions, a process that has engendered an apparent quota on students of Asian descent. Ron Unz, writing in the New York Times, calls the ...more »

Unesco recommends affirmative action admissions policies
Times Higher Education (THE)April 20, 2017

Universities across the globe should introduce affirmative action admissions policies to widen access for disadvantaged students, according to a new policy paper from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Unesco also ...more »

University in Crisis: Affirmative Action Students Excluded from the Right to Education [OPINION]
RioOnWatchApril 20, 2017

I was inside UERJ, but it was another UERJ, comprised of students who have the privilege of attending classes despite the resource crisis, who don't depend on financial assistance. Our university was the first institution in Brazil to implement ...more »

How a Group That Defended Affirmative Action Evolved Into an Anti-Trump Force
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)April 20, 2017

An anti-Trump protest in January at the U. of California at Berkeley by the group known as By Any Means Necessary. The group has roots in battles over the use of race in college admissions. It has now embraced a new phase of its radical activism ...more »

Schenectady talks fireworks repeal, affirmative action
The Daily GazetteApril 18, 2017

SCHENECTADY -- At its bi-weekly committee meeting Monday, City Council discussed immigration, reaffirmed its prior stance on legalized fireworks and heard from the city's Affirmative Action Advisory Board. The immigration debate resulted in the ...more »

Racial Preferences and the Department of Education
National ReviewApril 17, 2017

Some folks on the left seem to think it is outrageous that the new acting head of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has criticized the use of racial preferences by universities, a.k.a. affirmative action. But what would be ...more »

Great Art Doesn't Need Affirmative Action
Wall Street Journal (subscription)April 16, 2017

Great Art Doesn't Need Affirmative Action. Great works are great because they have been recognized by generations as expressing the universality of the human experience. April 16, 2017 12:34 p.m. ET. James Simpson, the chair of Harvard's English ...more »

New federal civil rights enforcement hire has previously said she's against affirmative action
Los Angeles TimesApril 15, 2017

She also wrote an op-ed for a conservative publication at Stanford about her objections to affirmative action. Jackson transferred to Stanford from a community college in Los Angeles. After graduating from the Pepperdine University School of Law in ...more »

Head of civil rights office: Affirmative action 'promotes racial discrimination'
Death and TaxesApril 14, 2017

On Wednesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the evilest bible-thumper in Whoville, announced 39-year-old attorney Candice Jackson as deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights. Because DeVos still hasn't submitted to Congress a ...more »

Could This Be The New Affirmative Action?
WNIJ and WNIUApril 14, 2017

... think students are better educated if they mix with students from economically different backgrounds and we think state universities ought to serve a wide array of citizens.” Thus might family income -- not race or gender -- become the new ...more »

UM's affirmative action absurdity
The Detroit NewsApril 14, 2017

Over a decade ago, in 2006, democracy had its day when 58 percent of the Michigan electorate voted to pass Proposal 2 which bars public institutions “from using affirmative action programs that give preferential treatment to groups or individuals based ...more »

Latina college senior accepted to 11 medical schools slams affirmative action critics
AOLApril 12, 2017

College senior Chelsea Batista had a goal of being accepted into one medical school. Instead, she was accepted into eleven. The Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College student received "yes's" from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia ...more »

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