On the Supreme Court and “Black Privilege”

Today the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in Fisher v the University of Texas, a case which we have written about, and you should know about as far as its chances to change affirmative action law in this country. The case is being hailed as a “pivotal,” “landmark” case in … Continue reading

Affirmative Action Now, Affirmative Action Tomorrow, and Affirmative Action FOREVER

I understand that many who read this blog are much like myself: Black and pursuing post-graduate education. We managed to graduate college, and, realizing that our opportunities would grow if we got more education, applied and got into a graduate program in some field. Without knowing for certain, however, many of us likely benefited from … Continue reading

Acting Affirmatively

The words “affirmative action” first appear in Executive Order 10925 signed by President John F. Kennedy in March of 1961. They were later used again in another Executive Order signed by President Lyndon Johnson in September of 1965. Nothing is more freighted with meaning for our own destiny than the revolution of the Negro American…In … Continue reading