Affirmative Action To Save Our Nation

Ruth Simmons, the former president of Brown University who made history as the first African American president of an Ivy League institution, took the stand today in federal court in defense of Harvard’s admissions practices. The former Brown president and current Prairie View A&M University president received her graduate degrees … 

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The Waning Days of Affirmative Action

Over the years, Ivy Coach’s crystal ball has made many predictions on issues related to highly selective college admissions. In a 2014 article within America’s oldest college newspaper, “The Dartmouth,” that very crystal ball was even mentioned by our firm’s Founder — we’re surely not shy about referencing it to … 

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The End of Affirmative Action is Near

Over the years, we’ve reported on numerous challenges to the practice of Affirmative Action — from the cases against the University of Michigan to the University of Texas at Austin to Harvard University. But in spite of many challenges to the practice over the years, we have never once predicted … 

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American Opposition to Affirmative Action

Do most Americans oppose the notion of considering race in college admissions decision-making? The answer, according to a newly released “WBGH News” poll, is a resounding yes. In fact, from a telephone poll of 1,002 adults across America, 72% stood against race conscious admissions decision-making. It also wasn’t just Caucasian … 

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The Attempt to Dismantle Affirmative Action

As President Trump prepares to nominate a new judge to the highest court in the land tomorrow to fill the seat of the iconic Justice Kennedy, supporters of the practice of Affirmative Action are, in many ways, scared. They’re scared the addition of another far-right judge to the Supreme Court … 

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Profile of the One-Man Band Challenging Affirmative Action

As a December 1st deadline looms for Harvard University to respond to the Department of Justice’s demand to turn over requested admissions documents, we thought we’d touch on the one-man-band that is behind the fight to end the practice of Affirmative Action in American college admissions. That one-man band (with … 

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Affirmative Action Is Not To Blame

The United States Department of Justice, under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has signaled that it will challenge the practice of Affirmative Action under the guise that the practice fosters the discrimination of Asian American applicants. From our soapbox here at Ivy Coach, we have on so many … 

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Affirmative Action By The Numbers

In spite of Affirmative Action policies in place at highly selective colleges across America in order to promote diversity, African American and Latino young people are even more underrepresented than they were 35 years ago on these campuses. A “New York Times” report on Affirmative Action indicated that while there are … 

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A Class of Students with Perfect Grades and Scores

A class of students with perfect grades and scores? ZZZzzz. Sounds like a boring crowd to you too, right? There was a segment on “CBS News” in which the president of Princeton University, Chris Eisgruber, addresses Affirmative Action, a hot topic of late with the United States Department of Justice signaling … 

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Why Affirmative Action Is Good

Affirmative action is a flawed system, but it creates a fairer playing field for minorities and helps foster American meritocracy. While we’ve done it quite a few times over the last few days, we’ll continue defending Affirmative Action today. “The Washington Post” published an excellent editorial today, authored by Julia … 

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