(1990) Bush Vetoes Civil Rights Bill | The Washington Post

Facebook0Twitter0MailAnn Devroy , The Washington Post President Bush yesterday vetoed the Civil Rights Act of 1990, prompting the sharpest criticism he has endured from women, unions, blacks and other minorities since taking office. In a three-page veto message to Congress, Bush said that “despite the use of the term ‘civil rights,’ ” the legislation “actually […]

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The Harvard Case Is About the Future of Affirmative Action | The Atlantic One day before Harvard goes to court to defend its admissions practices, two warring rallies made clear that the trial is about much more than just the university.

One day before Harvard goes to court to defend its admissions practices, two warring rallies made clear that the trial is about much more than just the university.

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The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action | The Atlantic Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

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Trump Administration Reverses Obama on Affirmative Action | The New York Times The Trump administration will encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards, abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, administration officials said.

The Trump administration will encourage the nation’s school superintendents and college presidents to adopt race-blind admissions standards, abandoning an Obama administration policy that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, administration officials said.

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When Disadvantaged Students Overlook Elite Colleges | The Atlantic Many poor, minority high-schoolers don’t apply to top institutions even though they could get in—a decision that can have lasting consequences.

Many poor, minority high-schoolers don’t apply to top institutions even though they could get in—a decision that can have lasting consequences.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s scorn for ‘white moderates’ in his Birmingham jail letter | The Washington Post The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

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The Black Renaissance Is Real: HBCUs See Record Growth in 2017 | The Root Last week I went to Howard University’s homecoming, and like Deon Cole, Chance the Rapper and Malia Obama at the 2012 inauguration, I was reminded that once you see the bands stomping, the music playing and the quad popping, you know that nobody throws a party like an HBCU.

Last week I went to Howard University’s homecoming, and like Deon Cole, Chance the Rapper and Malia Obama at the 2012 inauguration, I was reminded that once you see the bands stomping, the music playing and the quad popping, you know that nobody throws a party like an HBCU.

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