Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Affirmative Action's Push-Pull on Diversity in Higher Education

Huff Post College the Blog
Posted: 11/13/2012 6:55 pm
Jackie Jenkins-Scott
President, Wheelock College

Last Tuesday's election showed us how the face of our country is changing. We saw the most diverse electorate in the history of the country with increases in the Latino and Asian American vote, and the African American vote at 13 percent -- the same high level as in the 2008 election. Notably, whites made up their lowest voting population ever at 72 percent of the electorate.
How do these shifting demographics impact higher education and affirmative action? The affirmative action case of Fisher v. University of Texas currently before the United States Supreme Court is a hot topic in higher education.

Full Story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jackie-jenkinsscott/college-affirmative-action_b_2121560.html

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