California’s law on who can use the title ‘dr.’ threatens livelihoods of healthcare professionals

September 19, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

When Sarah Erny was born, her father took one look at his infant daughter and knew she’d be a doctor someday. He even wrote it down in her baby book. Some kids get toys for their birthday, but Sarah got MCAT prep books. While it would be nearly 40 years before she went down the healthcare … ...


The Dispatch : The Supreme Court Can Fix Its Oldest Mistake This Year

September 14, 2023 | By LARRY SALZMAN

Ursula Newell-Davis has been a social worker in New Orleans for more than 20 years with a particular passion for special needs children (including her own), so she knows special needs families are often desperate for affordable and reliable respite care. It allows parents time to work, run errands, or just attend to themselves, confident … ...


Can colleges still use race in admissions?

September 13, 2023 | By ERIN WILCOX

It’s a brave new world out there for college admissions officers. Gone are the days when they could use racial stereotypes as a stand-in for an applicant’s personal qualities or deduct points for being Asian American. When the Supreme Court finally put an end to these racist and unconstitutional admissions practices in June, it left &# ...


Washington Examiner : Education Department turns a blind eye to universities’ continued racial discrimination

September 12, 2023 | By ALISON SOMIN

Eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it, as the Supreme Court held just two months ago in the Students for Fair Admissions cases striking down race-preferential admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. Yet many universities have _ essentially revealed _ they plan to disregard the intent of the ruling and con ...


Massachusetts business owners were denied access to COVID relief because of the color of their skin

August 31, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

The COVID-19 pandemic was hard for small businesses everywhere. But when Massachusetts issued orders for “non-essential” businesses to close their doors, the owners of its small businesses could at least apply for a grant to help offset their losses. Or, more accurately, some of them could apply. Brian Dalton is a single father who has ...


Wall Street Journal : How Schools Flout the Supreme Court’s Affirmative-Action Ruling

August 29, 2023 | By JOHN SWEENEY

Even before the Supreme Court’s landmark June ruling that Harvard and the University of North Carolina were guilty of discriminating against Asian-Americans, some were confident schools would find a way to keep doing it. Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is now showing how. When the high court decided to ...


Quillette : The Peculiar Silence in the Students for Fair Admissions Decision

August 21, 2023 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

To hear almost anyone tell it, racial preferences in university admissions are dead. But this pervasive sense of finality belies a curious silence in the Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions. The Court never expressly overrules the line of precedent that has allowed universities to discriminate for the last 50 years. Witho ...


A California law mandating ‘implicit bias’ training for medical professionals violates the First Amendment

August 17, 2023 | By BRITTANY HUNTER

When most people talk about free speech violations, they mean censorship—the prohibition of certain speech. And while that’s certainly the version that gets more attention in the media, there’s another kind of free speech violation that is possibly even more insidious: the compelling of certain speech. Dr. Azadeh Khatibi is an ophthal ...


Fox News : Reparations activists come for the children

August 10, 2023 | By ANDREW QUINIO

The California Reparations Task Force hopes that its final report and recommendations will be “an example for not only other states but this nation as a whole…” Berkeley Unified School District is among those hoping to take its cues from the state task force. But because the state task force’s recommendations advantage or di ...