Noted Dummy Abigail Fisher's Rights Weren't Violated, Rules Court

Affirmative Action will still be on the books at University of Texas, Austin, despite Abigail Fisher, the college applicant who famously took her UT rejection letter all the way to the Supreme Court. » 7/16/14 4:15pm 7/16/14 4:15pm

Conservatives Call Justice Sotomayor 'Illiterate' and 'Emotional'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor disagreed so strongly with the Court's affirmative action-blasting decision yesterday that she broke from standard procedure and read a large portion of her dissent (which I'm legally required to refer to as "scathing") from the bench. Conservatives responded to her response by… » 4/23/14 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

3 Reasons Affirmative Action Will Be Okay Despite Supreme Decision

The Supreme Court just ruled that Michigan's ban on government affirmative-action was constitutional. The ruling was 6-2. Yes, there are nine Supreme Court Justices, but Elena Kagan had to recuse herself because she was involved with the case while she was Solicitor General. » 4/22/14 11:18am 4/22/14 11:18am

White People Hate Affirmative Action Unless They Benefit From It

Picture this: you're at an outdoor barbecue with all of your favorite white people and the subject of race as a factor in college admissions comes up, because you've been drinking in the sun for hours you're too drunk to realize that this is a bad idea. So you're talking, you and these white people, and they're… » 8/13/13 4:20pm 8/13/13 4:20pm

An Open Letter to Affirmative Action Reject Abigail Fisher

Dear Abigail Fisher,

From one 23-year-old white female who got rejected from her dream college to another, I have to tell you, I think you've taken this whole thing a little too far. » 6/25/13 3:00pm 6/25/13 3:00pm

SCOTUS Issues Ruling On Affirmative Action, and It's A Little Weird

This morning, the Supreme Court finally delivered its opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas—the affirmative action case the Court has been marinating on since October. And the decision was…anti-climactic. » 6/24/13 5:00pm 6/24/13 5:00pm

Rich, White Harvard Student Bravely Rallies Against Affirmative Action

The Harvard Crimson, one of Harvard's student-run newspapers, recently published an opinion piece by student Sarah Siskind titled "Affirmative Dissatisfaction. Affirmative action does more harm than good." OK, sure, I'm always up for a good debate. Let's see what she has to say. » 11/06/12 12:00am 11/06/12 12:00am

22-Year-Old Leading the Anti-Affirmative Action Supreme Court Case Had…

The Supreme Court is currently considering 22-year-old Abigail Fisher's case against the University of Texas — and, really, the concept of affirmative action — for rejecting her college application four years ago. » 10/12/12 4:20pm 10/12/12 4:20pm

Lessons From A Female Sportswriter


Back in 1981, Nell Scovell was selected by the Boston Globe to join a program that allowed college students to work as correspondents for their sports section. Scovell later went on to a very successful career in television writing and producing, working on shows like NCIS, Murphy Brown, and Monk. She was the first… » 10/30/11 5:45pm 10/30/11 5:45pm

College Republicans Express White Men's Oppression Through Bake Sale

College Republicans at the University of California-Berkeley are making waves in the shape of a million eyes simultaneously rolled by charging customers at their bake sale based on their race and gender. » 9/25/11 11:43am 9/25/11 11:43am

Oklahoma's "Homosexual Agenda" Rep Is At It Again

Up until recently, Oklahoma legislator Sally Kern was most famous for her homophobia and creationism. Now she's added racism and sexism to the mix — just for variety, we assume. Her "apology" for remarks on affirmative action is also a treasure. » 4/29/11 10:15am 4/29/11 10:15am

Female Favoritism At MIT?

At MIT, efforts to recruit and retain female faculty have produced big gains. But now women face another obstacle: the perception that the school's trying too hard to help them. » 3/21/11 9:45am 3/21/11 9:45am

Concerned White Man Starts Scholarship For Guys Like Him

No doubt disturbed by the dominance of women and people of color in the highest echelons of government and business, one Colby Bohannon has established a college scholarship just for white dudes. » 2/28/11 9:30am 2/28/11 9:30am

Meet Harvard's Racist Email Antagonist, Stephanie Grace

Above the Law wouldn't reveal the name of the Harvard Law School student who made waves with her racist email. But people talk, and they name names. Turns out, Stephanie Grace has a history of interest in race. » 4/29/10 1:00pm 4/29/10 1:00pm

Baby, Let's Be Real For A Sec. When It's Just Us, It's Awesome. But…

Sorry, but hell no. The truth hurts sometimes, but the truth is that Hillary Clinton cannot be Obama's VP. It's not you Hill, it's your entourage. It may not, like certain other vice presidential cliques, involve, say, Armitage, or Rumsfeld or Wolfowitz or Doug Feith or whomever, but Congress should probably pass some… » 6/05/08 10:00am 6/05/08 10:00am