Race-neutral affirmative action can help identify first-generation students like Blanca Diaz and LaQuintah Garrett.
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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.
Donald Trump may not have been the 1%’s preferred candidate, but he embodied its message.
Making self-interest seem normal and a commitment to fairness an elite aberration has been a long-term project.
Could legal intimidation threaten race-conscious admissions in the U.S.?
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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.
Research shows government payments are effective in reducing some of the inequality produced by factors beyond a person’s control.
Inequality of opportunities accounts for roughly 8% of income inequality in Australia.
The debate about Africa’s middle class has largely ignored earlier analyses on African elites.
We should be wary of simplified and sweeping explanations about the scope for potential social and political reforms the middle classes can promote.
Betsy Devos has been busy advancing a conservative education agenda since her confirmation earlier this year.
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From student loans to Title IX, Betsy DeVos has had a busy six months in office. But despite numerous reversals of Obama-era guidelines, little has come in the way of tangible policy.
Grounds of Hand Up Ministries in Oklahoma City houses sex offenders.
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Beginning in the 1990s, all 50 US states and Washington, DC created public sex offender registries. Do they do more to help or hurt?
Educafro, a Brazilian black activist movement, protested in 2012 to demand more affirmative action programs for higher education.
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'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?
Perceptions of the levels of both income and wealth inequality are derived from our day-to-day experiences.
If the gap between the wealth of the billionaires and that of the average residents continues to widen dramatically, there is likely to be discontent.
A federal housing incentive could have untapped potential.
With some tinkering, a federal tax credit that encourages developers to create new units that low-income Americans can afford to rent might yield other benefits.
Having only a few people with most of the wealth, motivates others. This theory is actually wrong according to research.
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Inequality actually restricts people from earning more, educating themselves and becoming entrepreneurs.
Wealth in Australia is much more unequally distributed than income.
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The two major sources of data show conflicting trends on income inequality.
Far fewer Americans speak a second language than in most other developed countries – and the problem starts in the classroom.
Whether it's due to native language loss or unsupported high school curricula, the lack of bilingualism in the US is notable. Why can't more Americans speak another language? How should that change?
The focus should be on supporting women to negotiate fairer pay.
We need to consider whether values are the basis of beliefs about inequality.
Who do you trust? Increasingly the answer seems to be nobody, especially when it comes to inequality.
Silent protest parade in New York against the East St. Louis riots, 1917.
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Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
When school gets tough, do you think it’s worthwhile? Or time to give up?
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A high school science test, a Psych 101 course, long job applications: Sometimes it's hard to be motivated to succeed. As it turns out, how you respond to difficulty and ease can make all the difference.
Members of Patriotic Millionaires, whose privileged members advocate for higher taxes on the rich, met with lawmakers in this 2015 photo to discuss legislation to close the carried interest loophole.
When the wealthy become unlikely allies in the fight against inequality, they often take similar steps. It all starts with acknowledging their own privileges.
To honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa could do with its citizens becoming more active in driving development - particularly efforts to tackle poverty an inequality.
Protests escalate as corruption and public sector incompetence in South Africa hamper the provision of basic services.
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.