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U. Pittsburgh Cardiologist Removed From Fellowship Program After Criticizing Affirmative Action

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 11:30am 8/16/2020 at 11:30am

Has anyone in academia ever been punished for criticizing Republicans, or President Trump? It seems like every time something like this happens, it’s because the person said something the left didn’t like.

Hank Berrien reports at the Daily Wire:

University Of Pittsburgh Cardiologist Is Stripped From Fellowship Program After Criticizing Affirmative Action

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U. Pittsburgh Removes Program Director Over Mild Criticism of Affirmative Action in Paper

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00am 8/7/2020 at 10:00am

There are some things that no one is allowed to criticize. The left punishes all perceived heretics.

CNS News reports:

University Removes Director Who Mildly Criticized Affirmative Action, Violating Free Speech

The University of Pittsburgh has removed a program director at its medical center after he published a scholarly, peer-reviewed white paper discussing the...

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University of California Board of Regents Votes to Restore Affirmative Action

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:00am 6/17/2020 at 10:00am

The justification for this decision is the increasing of diversity.

CNN reports:

University of California votes to restore affirmative action nearly 24 years after it was outlawed

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College Republicans Hold Affirmative Action Bake Sale in Response to New Law

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 9:30am 5/12/2019 at 9:30am

This is an effective form of protest because it offends progressives with a policy they support.

The College Fix reports:

‘One of our best events’: College Republicans hold affirmative action bake sale in response to new law

College Republicans at the University of Washington held an “affirmative action bake sale” last week, voicing their...

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Medical School at Texas Tech to Stop Considering Race in Admissions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 4/10/2019 at 12:00pm

The Department of Education had a lot to do with this but a recent survey found most Americans agree on this point.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

OCR Tells Med School to Stop Considering Race in Admissions

The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights is requiring Texas Tech University’s medical school to stop considering...

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Race-Based Admissions Supported by Majority of College Presidents

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00am 3/11/2019 at 10:00am

This is interesting because according to a recent survey, most of the American people do not support this. These college presidents are out of step with the public.

The Daily Caller reports:

Majority of College Presidents Support Race-Based Admissions

A majority of college presidents support race-based admissions as Harvard University enters the spotlight for...

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Survey: 73% of Americans Don’t Believe Race Should be Considered in College Admissions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:00am 2/26/2019 at 7:00am
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A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center about the importance of race in higher education has some surprising findings. A significant majority of Americans no longer see this as a necessary consideration in admissions.

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Trump admin revokes Obama’s pro-affirmative action guidelines

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9:00pm 7/3/2018 at 9:00pm

Chief Justice Roberts famously wrote that “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”

That simple and correct formulation exposes how racial discrimination in the name of anti-racial discrimination perpetuates the problem. It’s a problem inherent in affirmative action based on race,...

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Cornell Black Students group apologizes for complaining about African and Caribbean students

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00am 10/14/2017 at 11:00am
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Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, NY, is in turmoil after two incidents, as I first reported in mid-September.

In one incident, a student shouted “build a wall” near the Latino Living Center. At least two reports (Campus Reform and The New American) claim the student was Hispanic and said it to mock Trump. The Cornell...

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Merkel Government Threatens ‘Legal Measures’ to Impose Gender Quota in Corporate Boardrooms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 2:00pm 8/17/2017 at 2:00pm
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Just weeks until the September election, Merkel government is threatening “legal measures” against large German companies that fail to implement a ‘gender quota’ by putting more women on their executive boards. In what could simply be cheap antics to garner votes from women, the Merkel government is waging a war against...

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Andrea Mitchell: “I don’t know if there are cases” of whites hurt by affirmative action

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:00am 8/3/2017 at 10:00am
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Yesterday, we noted the left’s freak-out over the news that the Justice Department will be investigating race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.

The freak-out was on full display on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show yesterday. You knew...

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Justice Dept to tackle college admissions racial discrimination, left freaks out (Update: Fake News?)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 8:30am 8/2/2017 at 8:30am
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If a report in the NY Times is accurate, the Trump administration is getting ready to take on the most precious of liberal dogmas, the institutionalized racial discrimination in college admissions, aka affirmative action.

The Times reaches the conclusion that affirmative action will be under attack, even though the documents it has...

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U. Texas Austin Ignores Demand to Disband Conservative Group for Affirmative Action Bake Sale

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/7/2016 at 1:30pm
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Congrats to the University of Texas at Austin for defending free speech and resisting the demands of the mob.

The Daily Caller reports:

University Of Texas Champions Free Speech, Ignores Demands To Disband Conservative Student Group

The University of Texas at Austin will ignore demands from student officials to “disband” a young conservative student...

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SCOTUS Upholds Use of Race in U. Texas Admissions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:52am 6/23/2016 at 10:52am

Yet another exciting day for SCOTUS watchers. Thursday morning, the Court released its opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, holding in a 4-3 decision (Justice Elena Kagan did not participate) that the use of race in adm...

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Scalia’s death may help liberals dodge losses in Affirmative Action and Union cases

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 15, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/15/2016 at 1:00pm
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Two Supreme Court cases with significant public policy implications previously discussed on Legal Insurrection face very different futures in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday.

Oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas and even more more so Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association suggested the Court would...

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Supreme Court preview: Will Affirmative Action survive?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:30pm 12/8/2015 at 7:30pm
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The United States Supreme Court will revisit affirmative action in public university admissions on Wednesday, when Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin returns to the high court for the second time.

As the Supreme Court previously explained, the University of Texas (“UT”) has a two-part admissions system.  First, under Texas’s statutory...

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Lawsuits challenge affirmative action as discriminatory against Asian-Americans

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:19am 11/17/2014 at 11:19am

A newly formed group, the Students for Fair Representation, has filed suit challenging racial and other affirmative action preferences at Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The lawsuits are brought by the same law firm...

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