President Lyndon Johnson’s commencement address at Howard University in 1965 offered a compelling argument on the need for affirmative action. His policies have been challenged ever since.
We often talk about the American political landscape as if it were a line – Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Two political scientists say that view doesn’t reflect reality.
Black students told a researcher they felt conflicted about hiding parts of themselves in order to get ahead.
Most Americans believe that racial inequality is a significant problem. They also believe that affirmative action programs aimed at reducing those inequalities are a problematic tool.
Less than a quarter of disability services who responded to a workforce survey employed people with disability.
Scholars explain what affirmative action is – and isn’t – as well as what its effects are, and why, among others, the military has supported it for decades.
The US Supreme Court is poised to determine the fate of the use of race in college admissions. Supporters of affirmative action, like the military, fear the worst.
America’s selective colleges and universities become less diverse if the Supreme Court shoots down affirmative action in higher education, an expert on the subject warns.
Affirmative action, discrimination against LGBTQ people and election laws are some of the hot-button issues that the Supreme Court will tackle this fall.
College presidents worked both at the forefront and behind the scenes in fighting for African Americans’ civil rights in the 1960s.
Despite widespread black poverty caused by unemployment, progress has been made towards the goal of a racially equal society.
Short-term disputes are really symptoms of deeper divisions in the US over who deserves academic opportunity, and how to present the nation’s history.
They’re called ‘pretendians’ – people who long identified as white but are now claiming to be Native American. In the last US Census, the number of Native Americans almost doubled because of them.
The election results raise the real possibility that the ANC could be looking at another defeat in the 2024 general elections.
Elite universities have been giving special preference to children of prior graduates for more than a century. Has the time come for that practice to stop? A sociologist weighs in.
The new governing elite mistakenly believes that the goal of a democratic South Africa is simply to extend to everyone what whites enjoyed under apartheid.
Quota systems provide opportunities for more women to stand for election. But they’re not enough.
New research shows an ambitious state plan to broaden diversity at public universities is missing the mark when it comes to flagship universities.
Professors of color are few and far between at America’s business schools. Hidden obstacles in the search process help explain why.
Leon mulls over the Democratic Alliance’s biggest challenge: ‘how to maintain its majority support among minorities, and increase its meagre voter share among the black majority’.