Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Sotomayor: Affirmative action options don’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected on Sunday the notion that alternatives to affirmative action such as income or residency could achieve similar results in diversifying the nation’s colleges and universities. When […]


Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, talks with Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Covina at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that […]


Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial […]



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