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November 13, 2012

Is Obama's victory a sign of "racial progress?"

Following Obama’s victory last week, Ilya Somin of the Volokh Conspiracy wrote that “it's certainly a sign that racism has greatly declined, and that African-Americans are more fully accepted in mainstream American society than ever before.”  There is a certain kernel of truth in that statement.  Having a black American as the h ...

April 06, 2012

"Too many Asians"

The Volokh Conspiracy has the details. It’s sad that rampant and overt discrimination against Asian Americans is so commonplace today, that statements like this can go largely ignored. ...

March 01, 2012

Missing the forest for the trees

Over at The Volokh Conspiracy Professor Ilya Somin wonders whether Fisher may turn out to be a Pyrrhic victory for opponents of racial preferences. He argues: If the Supreme Court strikes down explicit race-based affirmative action, but endorses the ten percent plan and other similar ‘race-neutral’ subterfuges, we might end up with ...