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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action In College Admissions

AFRICANGLOBE - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the practice of considering race in college admissions, rejecting a white woman's challenge to a University of Texas affirmative action program designed to boost the enrollment of minority students.

Brazilian President Signs Into Law Quota For Blacks In Federal Govt...

AFRICANGLOBE - The battle over affirmative action policies in Brazil has raged on for more that a decade now. Along the way, hundreds of thousands of Afro-Brazilians have been able to attend college and accomplish dreams that a little more than a decade ago seemed an unattainable goal.

Black Empowerment Is ‘Killing Babies’

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's policy of race-based affirmative action is “killing babies” and must be scrapped, the country's White-run Institute of Race Relations said Friday. The institute, which spoke out against racial discrimination under apartheid, said Black empowerment policies had seen unqualified people appointed to positions where their incompetence hit poor and vulnerable communities.

Zuma Reiterates ANC Policy On Black Empowerment

AFRICANGLOBE - Africans, Indians, Chinese, midgets, gays and coloureds were deemed to be Black in terms of the affirmative action policy which is aimed at redressing the economic imbalances of apartheid, President Jacob Zuma said.

Asians Join Conservatives To Sink Affirmative Action Bill In California –...

AFRICANGLOBE - Following opposition from Asian-American groups and conservative activists, California lawmakers killed a measure Monday that would have reversed a ban on affirmative action in college admissions.

Affirmative Action Foe Attack Black Students’ Demands

AFRICANGLOBE - Jennifer Gratz, a well-known crusader against the use of affirmative action in college admissions, says a list of demands released this week by a group of Black students at the University of Michigan is unconstitutional. Gratz's comments echoed even harsher criticisms unleashed on social media against the Black Student Union. The backlash came after the group demanded Monday that the university enroll more Black students and make other changes at the Ann Arbor school.

On Race, Supreme Court Is Out of Touch

AFRICANGLOBE - In its decision last Monday on affirmative action, the Supreme Court punted. It reviewed the University of Texas affirmative action program — in which race is admittedly “a factor of a factor of a factor” in admission

Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Slavery

AFRICANGLOBE - In a fiery concurring opinion Monday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions policy amounted to discrimination and compared the school’s affirmative action program to slavery and segregation.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action

AFRICANGLOBE - On Monday, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding affirmative action in principle, while suggesting that racial preferences in college admissions be more narrowly circumscribed.

S. African President and White Power Politician Clash Over “Poor Whites”

AFRICANGLOBE - South African President Jacob Zuma has rubbished claims by the Freedom Front Plus the White power political party over claims that affirmative action and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) are impoverishing White people.

Federal Court Strikes Down Michigan Vote Against Affirmative Action

AFRICANGLOBE - In the latest skirmish in one of the most contentious issues of our time, a federal appeals court in Michigan ruled that...

Affirmative Action: The Real Story

In a recent New York Times article there was a lead article about Affirmative Action. The Supreme Court is about to make a major...

Affirmative Action Under Assault as Supreme Court Decision Nears

Critics of affirmative action are hoping that a new report released Wednesday will strengthen their case when the Supreme Court begins deliberations next week...

New Affirmative Action Case Could Have Far Reaching Implications for African...

The U.S. Supreme Court this week said it would take up another hot-button social issue - affirmative action - around the time of the next presidential...
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