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America’s need for affirmative action in the Obama era | City & State

Some time next year, the United States Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of using affirmative action programs in college admissions. While of course no one knows how the court will ultimately rule, some lawyers and pundits believe that it … Continue reading

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Affirmative action under attack, again

Why don’t they just put us on a boat back to Africa? That was my first thought when I read that the Supreme Court is going to hear yet another argument challenging the use of affirmative action programs in college … Continue reading

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Monitor Appointed To Oversee FDNY

The Gotham Gazette reports that a federal judge yesterday appointed a monitor to oversee the Fire Department’s hiring practices, which were found to discriminate against black and Hispanic applicants. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis chose Mark Cohen, a former Brooklyn … Continue reading

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