Social science has shown us that when a group perceives a decline in status, economic or otherwise, they are likely to accept narratives that blame a different group — often a stigmatized one — for that decline.
By Natasha K. Warikoo
The Trump administration came out against Harvard University's admission practices on Thursday. A legal battle brought by a group of Asian Americans against one of the most selective schools in the world is heading to federal court this fall, and…
The Trump administration is rescinding an Obama-era policy that called for considering race in college admissions. The Departments of Justice and Education announced that they'll advocate "race-neutral" admissions instead. Judy Woodruff learns more from Marcia Coyle of The National Law…
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student's race into account to promote diversity in admissions.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
In August, the Justice Department sought lawyers to investigate whether Harvard University has discriminated against Asian Americans in favor of black and Latino applicants. In her column, Harvard professor Natasha Warikoo explains how such efforts are an attempt at a…
By Sadie Gurman, Maria Danilova, Associated Press
A day after The New York Times reported the department was seeking current attorneys interested in "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions," the Justice Department said the job ad was related to…
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
The Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.
By Mark Walsh, Education Week
The controversial ruling on race-based admissions could have lasting and immediate effects everywhere, from the most selective colleges to neighborhood K-12 schools.
The reduced Supreme Court weighed in on two politically charged cases Thursday. Justices confirmed the constitutionality of a college affirmative action program, but deadlocked on President Obama’s executive action protecting millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation -- thus nullifying the…
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