A Victory for White Guilt

June 28, 2003

Justice O’Connor and her colleagues embrace anti-Americanism.

By Shelby Steele

The Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2003

At last the Supreme Court has ruled on the use of racial preferences in university admissions. And now that it has happened, one wonders why the court took up the matter in the first place–unless its

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Court Gives New Life to Quota Camouflage

June 27, 2003

By Terence J. Pell

Washington Post, June 27, 2003

Imagine a New Year’s Eve celebration at high noon on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

As soon as the court released its twin decisions on the admissions policies of the University of Michigan last week, giddy spokesmen for higher education broke out

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Group vows to monitor academia’s responses

June 25, 2003

By Diana Jean Schemo

The New York Times, June 25, 2003

The conservative public interest law firm that challenged affirmative action at the University of Michigan is vowing to monitor academia’s responses to Monday’s Supreme Court rulings. The group, the Center for Individual Rights, also promises further lawsuits against institutions that overstep

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Judge broke rules on race case

June 06, 2003


CBSnews.com, June 6, 2003

(CBS/AP) The federal judge whose majority opinion sent an important affirmative action case to the Supreme Court improperly intervened in the appeal, a colleague said in an internal review that did not recommend any punishment.

Chief Judge Boyce F. Martin Jr. of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of

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What Americans Think About Higher Education

May 02, 2003

Poll finds strong support for colleges, but many questions about their priorities

By Jeffery Selingo

Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2, 2003

At a time when Americans are anxious about the direction in which the country is headed, when they widely mistrust corporations and Congress and express little confidence in their public schools,

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Rights vs. risks …

February 25, 2003

By Carissa Wolf

The Idaho Statesman, February 25, 2003

Last summer, Corissa Mueller entered St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center seeking routine medical care for her feverish baby daughter. Hours later, the mother was accused of child neglect, detained by police and lost custody of her infant daughter. It all happened under a

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Poll: Policy at U-M unpopular

February 07, 2003

Most in state oppose using race in admissions

By Maryanne George

Detroit Free Press, February 7, 2003

An overwhelming majority of Michiganders — 63 to 27 percent — oppose the use of race in the University of Michigan’s admissions policy, but 57 percent support affirmative action for low-income students, a poll released Thursday

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Spinning Race

January 23, 2003

By Howard Fineman and Tamara Lipper, with Daniel Klaidman

Newsweek, January 23, 2003

He speechified to the right. He briefed to the middle. And he sought cover by trying to bring in Condi Rice. The color of racial politics.

No one in Washington can be as ominously sympathetic as Dick Cheney. He was

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Do African-Americans Really Want Racial Preferences?

December 20, 2002

By Stuart Taylor

National Journal, December 20, 2002

Now that Trent Lott has suppressed his nostalgia for American apartheid, vowed support for affirmative action “across the board,” and thus fed the notion that racial preferences are what African-Americans want and need, let’s look at some countervailing evidence: In public opinion polls that

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The age of white guilt: and the disappearance of the black individual

November 30, 2002


By Shelby Steele

Harper’s Magazine, November 30, 2002

One day back in the late fifties, when I was ten or eleven years old, there was a moment when I experienced myself as an individual–as a separate consciousness–for the first time. I was walking home from the YMCA, which meant that I was

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