June 23, 2016 -Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, upholding the University of Texas’ affirmative action program, and determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. The ruling also finds that affirmative action is necessary and appropriate for creating diversity and sets reasonable standards […]
December 11, 2015 — Two days after Justice Scalia’s racist comments about blacks on elite college campuses, an LA Times editorial succinctly explains why the U.S. Supreme Court’s approach to affirmative action misses the point. Click HERE for the editorial.
April 15, 2015 – On Friday, April 10th, UCLA faculty approved a proposal requiring all undergraduates to complete a course on diversity. To read the full story at the UCLA Newsroom, Click Here
(Photo: UCLA Diversity Alumni Network) You are invited to attend the Forum to Reclaim Diversity, Thursday April 23rd from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Pauley Pavilion Clubhouse and Concourse. A group of students, faculty, and staff at UCLA are organizing this forum with the goal of developing and deepening understandings of what diversity work needs to accomplish on the UCLA […]
January 15, 2015 – Former Thurgood Marshall lecturer Lani Guinier writes in Salon.Com about Ivy Leagues and the 1%. To read the full article, Click Here. For more information on the Bunche Center’s past research on diversity issues, Click Here.
UPDATE – November 5, 2014 – An earlier story reported the start of voting on the proposed diversity requirement for the College of Letters and Sciences. On October 31, 2014, UCLA College faculty approved the proposal requiring all College undergraduates to take a course focused on diversity. The proposal now goes to the Academic Senate’s Undergraduate Council, which will vote on the […]
July 16, 2014 – Acting on a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that considering race boosted the university’s efforts to assemble a diverse student body. The decision is the lastest development in the suit brought by Abigail Fisher, who sued the University of […]
California Asian Americans Divided by State Affirmative Action Amendment The Los Angeles Times article looks at the amendment asking California voters whether the ban on affirmative action in public higher education should be overturned. To read the full article, Click Here. For more information on the Bunche Center’s past research on diversity issues, click HERE.
The Los Angeles Times reports on a proposal that most undergraduates take a class in racial, cultural, gender or religious diversity. To read the full story, Click Here.
April 29, 2014 – In her Washington Post Op-Ed piece, UC President Janet Napolitano discusses ‘How to diversify a campus, in spite of the Supreme Court.’ To read the article, Click Here.