Jefferson Davis Statue at University of Texas Campus Sparks Protest

  AUSTIN (Equal Justice Initiative) — Student leaders at the University of Texas in Austin are seeking to remove from their campus a statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis, which recently was defaced with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.” An overwhelming majority Read More


Appeals Court Rehears Texas Race-Admissions Case

CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court asked lawyers for the University of Texas on Wednesday to explain how they would decide when affirmative action for minority students is no longer necessary as it considered a lawsuit seeking to eliminate Read More

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Supreme Court Determined to Kill Affirmative Action

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   A decade after carefully ruling in two University of Michigan cases – striking down the undergraduate admissions procedures and upholding those implemented by the law school – the U.S. Supreme Court seems on course to strike down even Read More