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Federal Government Issues New Guidance on Race-Sensitive Admissions

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education issued a new guidance letter that stated colleges and universities may continue to use race as one factor in their admissions processes.

New Poll Shows Mixed Opinions on Affirmative Action

A new Gallup polls shows limited support for race-sensitive admissions to college, even among Blacks. But the same poll showed widespread support for affirmative action programs and other government efforts to help Blacks and other minorities.

Supreme Court Does Not Strike Down Affirmative Action in Higher Education Admissions

The good news for proponents of race-sensitive admissions is that after the decision affirmative action lives to see another day. The bad news for proponents of affirmative action is that universities are placed on notice that they must provide detailed justification for any affirmative action admissions program based on race.

Study Shows the Importance of Race in Law School Admissions

The authors of the study concluded that "exposure to a diversity of viewpoints prepares the students to be better lawyers, making them more 'culturally competent.'"

Brazilian Supreme Court OKs Affirmative Action at the University of Brasilia

By a vote of 10-0, the Supreme Court of Brazil upheld the university's racial quota system that benefits Black applicants.

Supreme Court to Revisit Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Most observers believe the Court deciding this case is more conservative than the one that narrowly approved limited race-sensitive admissions in 2003.

Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes California Affirmative Action Measure

He states that he agrees with the goals of the the bill but that it would lead to "costly and confusing lawsuits."

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