If Affirmative Action Is Doomed, What’s Next? By David Leonhardt, The Upshot (blog), The New York Times, June 17, 2014. [If you want racially diversified educational institutions in the U.S. without using race as a criterion for admission, there are several options.]
Affirmative Reaction By BILL KELLER, The New York Times, Published: June 9, 2013. [Five reasons to rethink diversity in higher education.]
Time to scrap affirmative action The Economist, April 27, 2013. [Governments should be colour-blind.]
The Economist, April 27, 2013. [Malaysia practices race-based affirmative action in favor of ethnic Malays. The system is one of corrupt patronage.]
Fool’s gold The Economist, April 27, 2013. [South Africa imposes racial quotas on private businesses. The policy has had unintended side effects.]
Unequal protection The Economist, April 27, 2013. [Affirmative action in American institutions of higher learning is under Supreme Court scrutiny.]
Does Affirmative Action Do What It Should? By DAN SLATER, The New York Times, Published: March 16, 2013. [Some minority students who get into a top school with the help of affirmative action might be better served by attending a less elite institution.]
The Liberals Against Affirmative Action By DAVID LEONHARDT, The New York Times, Published: March 9, 2013. [With most cases before the Supreme Court, liberals would contemplate a 5-to-4 decision with dread. But the affirmative action case comes with a fascinating wrinkle.]
For Asians, School Tests Are Vital Steppingstones By KYLE SPENCER, The New York Times, Published: October 26, 2012. [As Asian students succeed in the admissions test for New York City’s elite public high schools, they point to family motivation, but others say the test discriminates against some students.]
Women Nudged Out of German Workforce By KATRIN BENNHOLD, The New York Times, June 28, 2011. [Few women return to full-time work after becoming mothers, encouraged to stay home by the country's tax law and education system.]
Could There Be Diversity If Affirmative Action Ends? Admissions Preferences Based on Economics, Not Race, Could Also Help Achieve Diversity, By DANIEL GOLDEN, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, March 31, 2003
Study Challenges Case for Diversity at Colleges By GREG WINTER, The New York Times, March 20, 2003.
Many Colleges Bend Rules To Admit Rich Applicants: Seeking Big Donors, Duke Woos Beneficent 'Development Admits' By DANIEL GOLDEN, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, February 20, 2003.
The New Calculus of Diversity on Campus By JACQUES STEINBERG, The New York Times, February 2, 2003.
Asian Students: Not All of Them Are Pre-Med Violinists By JACQUES STEINBERG, The New York Times, February 2, 2003.
A Boy and His Benefits By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, The New York Times, January 24, 2003.
Do African-Americans Really Want Racial Preferences? By Stuart Taylor Jr., National Journal, Friday, Dec. 20, 2002.
REVIEW & OUTLOOK: Closing the Education Gap Editorial, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, May 29, 2002.
How Much Weight Can Race Carry? By DAVID J. GARROW, The New York Times, May 19, 2002.
If Tried, Real Integration Easily Proves Its Worth By RICHARD ROTHSTEIN, The New York Times, January 30, 2002.
Study of Affirmative Action at Top Schools Cites Far-Reaching Benefits [Excerpts], By ETHAN BRONNER, The New York Times, September 9, 1998.
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