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No, After the Schuette Case, Affirmative Action Isn’t Going to Be OK

No, After the Schuette Case, Affirmative Action Isn’t Going to Be OK

  True, the Supreme Court’s ruling was a narrow one. But it’s still going to speed up the end of affirmative action as we know it.   Above the Law’s Elie Mystal doesn’t think that affirmative action supporters need to hyperventilate over Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action—which upheld Michigan’s ban on race-conscious admissions policies at state colleges—because, he writes, the justices, in fact, “didn’t rule that affirmative action is unconstitutional.” And indeed,... Read more

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Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

  A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America. The 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan Constitution that forbids the state's public colleges to take race into account. That change was indeed up to... Read more

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Former Boxer Dies At 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Former Boxer Dies At 76

  Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his... Read more

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice... Cory Booker?

    Political blogger Jonathan Chait wrote earlier this week that recent Senate filibuster brinksmanship coupled with a GOP takeover of the Senate during the 2014 midterm elections could result in a showdown over a hypothetical Obama nomination to the Supreme Court in 2015 or 2016 -- particularly if the nominee would replace one of the five conservatives. Says Chait: It may seem implausible that Republicans would simply refuse to allow Obama to appoint any justice to such... Read more

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President Obama: "Easter Is a Story of Hope"

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    In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama offered Easter greetings and called on Americans to look beyond their different faiths to foster a sense of community. "The common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs - is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves," President Obama said. "For me, Easter is a story of hope - a belief... Read more

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Black Student Holds Protest After Getting Rejected From University Of Michigan

Black Student Holds Protest After Getting Rejected From University Of Michigan

    Brooke Kimbrough, an 17-year-old high school senior, always dreamed of attending the University of Michigan. But when she received her rejection letter in the mail this spring, Kimbrough took an unusual step: she held a news conference and rally at the campus to protest the decision. “I fervently believe in black equality,” Kimbrough explained in a statement. “I believe that our public university system should provide a pathway for opportunity for underrepresented minority communities. I am appealing... Read more

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20 Years After Illmatic, Nas Says American Gun Culture Needs a Remix

20 Years After Illmatic, Nas Says American Gun Culture Needs a Remix

Rapper Nas attends the Time Is Illmatic premiere during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre April 16, 2014, in New York City.    uring the 20th-anniversary celebration of Illmatic, Nas has been described as the hip-hop generation’s Angela Davis. Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson declared that Nas’ debut album should be studied alongside Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway, and in recognition of his 20-year career, Harvard University established the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship at... Read more

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