Harvard Won. Fairness Lost. Release 2.0

In the post immediately below I have a link to my essay on Minding The Campus about the decision in SFFA v. Harvard University.

My follow-up essay on that disappointing decision, “Why Harvard’s Affirmative Action Victory Should Be Overturned,” has just appeared, also on Minding The Campus.

Harvard Won. Fairness Lost

A few days ago the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, Obama-nominated Judge Allison Burroughs presiding, decided Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, holding that Harvard’s discrimination against Asians isn’t discrimination, that the racial balancing and, in effect, quotas it uses to engineer a class with a sufficient number of blacks and Hispanics but not too many Asians is not racial balancing or quotas.

I elaborate in a new essay on Minding The Campus.

More On Making Physics “Welcoming”

Here’s a postscript to my recent essay on “Doing Physics While Black.” Ten years ago I wrote a longish piece on my blog, “Wanted: More WIS (Women In Science),” that included the following: “Unwelcoming classrooms, outdated teaching styles, and a lack of accommodation for different social or cultural experiences can all add up to create […]

Doing Physics While Black

Either Stanford is becoming even more politically correct, or maybe I’ve just been aware of it more recently (see my August 19 “An Ill Wind At Stanford”) as the memory of my days there fades into the hazy mists of the past. Anyway, there it, and I, go again; see my new essay on Minding […]

An Ill Wind At Stanford

Stanford’s motto is “Die Luft der Freiheit weht,” usually translated as “the winds of freedom blow.” In my essay on free speech at Stanford that has just appeared on Minding The Campus I argue that perhaps it should be reconsidered; “An Ill Wind That Blows No One Any Good” would unfortunately be more accurate.

Charlottesville Still Roiled By Race

The Jefferson School, founded in 1926, was then one of only ten African American high schools in Virginia. It now houses 11 nonprofit organizations, including the African American Heritage Center, and is managed by the Jefferson School Foundation. The Foundation’s executive director, Sue Friedman, formerly chair of the Albemarle County School Board, has just filed […]

Virginia Democrats: There They Go Again

Just when you thought Virginia Democratic officials could not possibly embarrass themselves more than they have with the governor and attorney general being exposed in old blackface photos, the lieutenant governor being caught with his pants down in sexual abuse allegations from several quarters, and the governor defending fourth trimester post partum-abortion, they have proved […]

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Busing Redux, Again

Justice John Paul Stevens: May He Rest…

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