affirmative action

Abigail Fisher And Her Lawyers Continue To Fight Affirmative Action By Arguing Its Negative Impact On Asian-Americans

There’s a myriad of reasons it’s so problematic for white opponents of affirmative action to use Asian-Americans, and stereotypes about them, for their own ends.

Kylie Cheung | July 20, 2016 - 8:46 am

What The Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action Really Means

While opponents of such policies consider it reverse racism (which, let’s be real, doesn’t exist), the Court declared that the college’s admission process complied with previous rulings.

Lauren Holter | June 23, 2016 - 4:22 pm

The Supreme Court Will Rule On These 3 Controversial Issues Very Soon

What with the crazy dialogues surrounding racial injustice, immigration, and women’s rights throughout the Supreme Court’s wild 2015-2016 term, all eyes are on three cases in particular.

Kylie Cheung | June 21, 2016 - 11:34 am

How Is Anyone Whining About Affirmative Action While Legacies Are Still A Thing?

Once upon a time, there was a fella. A fella from a very rich, very old, very white family–descended from both Mayflower passengers and royalty. Like many a scion of a…

Robyn Pennacchia | December 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 7, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Mindy Kaling’s Brother Trying To “Pass As Black” For Med School Should Bother You A Lot, Even If You’re Not Black

To be a bonafide celebrity is to know that at some point an errant family member will crawl out of the woodwork, hoping to leverage your fame into their 15minutes. And…

Beejoli Shah | April 6, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Phyllis Schlafly Has A Great Many Ideas For Keeping Women Out Of College

In swift response to a New York Times article from 2010, vintage Lysol douche ad Phyllis Schlafly has published a missive in World Nut Daily regarding the fact that women…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 6, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: France Suggests Forcing Quotas For Women In The Board Room

France has introduced legislation to bring 50/50 gender parity to French board rooms by 2015. All companies listed on the French stock exchange would be required to stock their boards…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2009 - 9:50 pm

The Only Woman On The Supreme Court: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Tells All

A lot of people are happy that Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, but Emily Bazelon from Slate found someone in particular who is pretty psyched: the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2009 - 7:00 pm