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Racism and Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination news and analysis from The Nation

  • June 26, 2003

    Diversity Over Justice

    Eric Foner was an expert witness in Grutter v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan law school case.

    Eric Foner

  • June 26, 2003

    Affirmative Action Lives

    In one of its most important cases in decades, the Supreme Court on June 23 upheld the prerogative of colleges and universities to give preferences to members of minority groups in admissions.

    the Editors

  • May 22, 2003

    Forgetting to Laugh

    Of all the columns I've written, never have I gotten more mail than for the following sentence: "It will not matter that the Dixie Chicks play to full, cheering houses, while their current albu

    Patricia J. Williams

  • April 24, 2003

    Driving While Immigrant

    Emboldened by the "success" of its preventive war in Iraq, the Bush Administration appears to be expanding its preventive law-enforcement strategy at home.

    David Cole

  • April 17, 2003

    ‘Anti-Semitism,’ Israel and the Left

    Who's really behind the crude equation between Israel and "the Jews"?

    Philip Green


  • April 3, 2003

    Diversity and Its Malcontents

    David L. Kirp has chronicled the Mount Laurel, New Jersey, history in Almost Home: America's Love-Hate Relationship with Community (Princeton).

    David L. Kirp

  • March 31, 2003

    Assault on Diversity

    On April 1 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases on whether to overturn the 1978 Bakke decision and ban consideration of race as

    Alfred Ross and Lee Cokorinos

  • March 27, 2003

    On White Preferences

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases on April 1.

    Jay Rosner

  • March 13, 2003

    Left Coast Notes

    Almost a thousand boisterous supporters--most of them unionized Latino service workers--showed up on March 4 at the vote-counting and subsequent victory party for new City Councilman-elect Antoni

    Marc Cooper