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The Hill : National Merit award scandal is the latest chapter in TJ’s war on achievement

January 23, 2023 | By ERIN WILCOX

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is in hot water with parents again. Administrators used “equity” as a justification for withholding information from students that may impact the trajectory of their academic futures. In the final weeks of 2022, Thomas Jefferson parent Shawna Yashar made an odd discovery. Her son h ...

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Reluctant heroes may be our only hope in the fight for equality

January 17, 2023 | By ANDREW QUINIO

“Why don’t you take a look around? You know what’s about to happen, what they’re up against. They could use a good pilot like you. You’re turning your back on them.” As the Galactic Empire closed in, Luke Skywalker was desperate for Han Solo to take up the Rebel cause. From the start of the … ...

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Discourse : Racial Balance Is Not a Worthwhile Goal for Public Schools

December 22, 2022 | By ERIN WILCOX

At Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax, Virginia, it no longer matters that one of the eighth graders applying for admission this fall has been building robots in his garage since he was 10, or that another won her middle school’s Math Olympiad last year and dreams of working for NASA someday. All that matters … ...

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The Hill : Are Georgia and Oklahoma racially discriminating in a homeowners’ COVID relief program?

December 19, 2022 | By GLENN ROPER

The federal government is giving away billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help Americans nationwide who are struggling to pay mortgages. But in Georgia and Oklahoma, whether homeowners are eligible for assistance depends on their skin color. In both Atlanta and Oklahoma City, for example, a couple making $95,000 a year can receive tens … ...

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What does “diversity” actually mean in college admissions?

December 06, 2022 | By ERIN WILCOX

Two hundred and four. That’s how many times the word “diversity” came up during the recent marathon Supreme Court oral arguments over whether to end affirmative action in college admissions. With characteristic bluntness, Justice Clarence Thomas remarked about midway through that, “I’ve heard the word ‘diversity̵ ...

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Republican American : Conn. embraces discriminatory lending program

November 29, 2022 | By GLENN ROPER

Small businesses across Connecticut were devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are still hanging on by a thread as they seek to rebuild and once again flourish. Now they face a looming recession and grim economic prospects. These businesses might have recently felt renewed hope when they heard of a new $120 million fund … ...

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The Hill : The Supreme Court failed Asian Americans a century ago. What will it do now?

November 14, 2022 | By NICOLE W.C. YEATMAN

One hundred years ago, on Nov. 13, 1922, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an Asian man could not become an American citizen because of his race. Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court considered whether universities can exclude Asian students because of their race.  … ...

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The Federalist : SCOTUS Can Uphold Either Race-Based College Admissions Or Constitutional Equality, Not Both

October 31, 2022 | By ALISON SOMIN

The Supreme Court will take up the case brought by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) against Harvard and the University of North Carolina on Monday. SFFA simply asks that universities judge applicants on their individual achievements, rather than taking their skin color into account. … ...

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Fox News : If Supreme Court ends affirmative action, here’s what could happen next

October 28, 2022 | By ERIN WILCOX

This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a pair of cases asking whether affirmative action in college admissions violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. If the court says yes, the question on everyone’s mind – from constitutional law scholars to high school seniors – will be: What will universities ...