Fisher and the Hidden Crisis of Black Male Collegians

By Sharon Davies, Executive Director, The Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas defied the expectations of many commentators and pundits who had broadly predicted in the weeks before the decision that the Court would abandon the standards established in Grutter.  It did not.  If anything, the Court reinforced that precedent by returning the … Continue reading »

Fisher and the Hidden Crisis of Black Male Collegians

QUICK BLOG: U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Michigan’s Proposal 2

By Sharon Davies, The Supreme Court’s decision to review the Sixth Circuit’s decision in the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action case is a bit surprising. On the one hand, it is not unusual for the Court to agree to review a decision that has created a split of opinion between 2 federal circuit courts on the same legal … Continue reading »

QUICK BLOG: U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Michigan’s Proposal 2

What Bloomberg Businessweek Thinks of Most Americans

By Christy Rogers, Director of Outreach, Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an issue titled “The Great American Housing Rebound.” Their cover art choice was a drawing of an American family, sitting in four separate rooms of a house, scooping, counting, and brandishing fistfuls of cash. There is a lamp, a cat, and a dog in the … Continue reading »

What Bloomberg Businessweek Thinks of Most Americans

Who You Calling “Minority”?—The Imperative to Improve Educational Opportunity for the Nation’s Emerging Majority

By Thomas Rudd, Historic and persistent gaps in educational opportunity for all of our Nation’s citizens are no longer a matter of debate, analysis, and political posturing. Racialized barriers to opportunity in educational attainment have placed millions of American children at risk. These students are disproportionately Black and Brown. Without a strong educational foundation, these … Continue reading »

Who You Calling “Minority”?—The Imperative to Improve Educational Opportunity for the Nation’s Emerging Majority

Saving and Enriching Lives—The Urgency of Action in 2013

Saving and Enriching Lives—The Urgency of Action in 2013 Sharon L. Davies Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity Director’s Message, January 2013 In the opening month of 2013 we have marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, witnessed the second inauguration of the nation’s first African American President, and heard … Continue reading »