Does “diversity” require race-based recruiting in college basketball?

There are many factors that college basketball coaches consider when making recruitment decisions.  These may include how well an athlete can shoot, dribble, pass, rebound, as well as how the athlete gets along with other players and coaches.  But if universities … Continue reading

The Obama Administration’s logical pretzel

PLF continues to fight for Abigail Fisher’s right — and every student’s right — to be treated equally under the law.  We have previously blogged about our continued involvement in her case, and the University of Texas’s non-stop efforts to … Continue reading

There’s more than one Fisher speculation in the sea

Over at PrawfsBlawg, Prof. Will Baude asks why the Supreme Court is taking so long to decide Fisher. As readers know, the case challenges the University of Texas’ use of racial preferences in its admission process. PLF filed a brief … Continue reading

The Economist on affirmative action

Last week, The Economist‘s cover story argued against the continued use of race-based affirmative action in the United States.  The lead article is well worth your time and can be found here.  The article discusses the upcoming decision in Fisher … Continue reading

To the government, skin color is all that matters

In October, when Fisher was being argued before the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia was concerned with how the University of Texas determined it had “enough” minorities in each classroom.  He asked, “how do[es the University] determine when classrooms are diverse? …  [Do] … Continue reading

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we remember the perseverance, passion, and dream of one our nation’s greatest advocates for liberty and equality under the law: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He fought tirelessly to end segregation and discrimination, and changed the course of history … Continue reading

Is Obama’s victory a sign of “racial progress?”

Following Obama’s victory last week, Ilya Somin of the Volokh Conspiracy wrote that “it’s certainly a sign that racism has greatly declined, and that African-Americans are more fully accepted in mainstream American society than ever before.”  There is a certain … Continue reading

Does the proliferation of online courses undercut the “diversity” rationale?

It appears as if the Univerisity of Texas is significantly increasing its offering of online courses.  These will be availble to students throughout the world.  But, doesn’t this further undercut the University’s purported interest in attaining the benefits that flow from … Continue reading

Racial preferences and academic mismatch at the University of Oklahoma

On Monday, the Center for Equal Opportunity released a study showing that the University of Oklahoma granted racial preferences in student admissions in law, undergraduate and medical school. According to the study, minority students were admitted to undergraduate school despite having … Continue reading