Duke University recently decided to assign random roommates for incoming students. Is this silly social engineering or smart policy?
South Africa's idea of radical economic transformation is missing a critical element.
Setting targets is one way to attain more female MPs, but it must be accompanied by cultural change.
Affirmative action programs at universities are under threat by the Trump administration. That could be especially damaging to medical education. Who knows who holds the idea for the next great cure?
Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.
For colleges and universities that lack the multi-billion-dollar endowments of schools like Harvard, the mere threat of legal action may be enough to put an end to race-conscious admissions policies.
'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Scholars argue that the complaint of bias against Harvard reflects a flawed understanding of affirmative action policies.
Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
The rising talk about 'white monopoly capital' as an obstacle to economic inclusion in South Africa is a red herring.
Despite an entrepreneurial heritage, black self-employment rates are about half that of whites. Could a rising economy lift their boats too?
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
Here's why disagreement about affirmative action will not end any time soon. Coming up next is a lawsuit brought by Asian-Americans challenging Harvard's race-conscious policy.
Three scholars reflect on the Supreme Court decision in the Fisher case and why institutions need to consider race.
The limits of fertility and an elongated academic career path are currently at odds. If the choice to bear children contributes to the 'leaky pipeline' of women in STEM, what can be done?
Scholars argue that the affirmative action case could have consequences for the educational success of students of color.
As the affirmative action case comes up before the US Supreme Court again, the question being asked is how much diversity is enough?
Limiting the use of race in higher education admissions policies for institutions can have harmful consequences for the diversity of the student body.
Student protests in South Africa, as well as an unrelated clash between lawyers, have offered a chance for the country to hear voices that are usually marginalised.
White males still dominate South Africa’s boardrooms 17 years after legislation was passed to foster the inclusion of black executives and women. Companies have not yet embraced employment equity.