Affirmative Action Policies Evolve, Achieving Their Own Diversity

By VIVIAN YEE August 5, 2017 Just a year ago, after the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s admissions program by a single swing vote, the question seemed to be edging, at last, toward an answer: Colleges could,...

The History of Affirmative Action

In the latest case involving affirmative action, the Justice Department is going to investigate possible discrimination against Asian-Americans in college admissions.

‘Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance to Get Into College’: Readers React

Readers debated race-based admissions policies after The New York Times reported that the Department of Justice may take on affirmative action in college admissions.

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

By CHARLIE SAVAGE August 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies...