College Diversity Without Affirmative Action
A long-time university president reflects on what it would take for selective colleges and universities to diversify their campuses. Spoiler alert: We already know how to do it.
When Affirmative Action Was a Philly Thing
Revisiting The Philadelphia Plan — the nation’s first federal affirmative action program and the brainchild of Republicans who argued that it was good for business
The Unfairness of Students for ‘Fair’ Admissions
The Students for Fair Admissions’ Supreme Court case that struck down affirmative action was not about fairness in college admissions. It was about race.
This Moment is Why Elections Matter
A former mayor on how last week’s Supreme Court rulings targeting Affirmative Action, the LGBTQ+ community, and student loan debt should remind us of the power of the ballot box
Guest Commentary: The End of Affirmative Action and the Myth of the Self-Made Entrepreneur
The co-founder of AND 1 and the B Corp Movement on what the Supreme Court majority doesn’t seem to get: There’s such a thing as racism without racists
The Supreme Court Struck Down Affirmative Action. Now What?
A long-time university president urges Philadelphia-area colleges and universities to maintain commitment to diversity within the constraints of the new ruling
Guest Commentary: Unequal School Funding Shows Why We Still Need Affirmative Action
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the legality of race-conscious admissions in higher education. Pennsylvania’s school funding case, an education advisor argues, reflects both the problem and solution
The Citizen Recommends: The Desegregation of Higher Ed, Past, Present and Future
Michigan State University law school dean Linda Sheryl Greene gives the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Lecture at Penn Carey Law School — and you’re invited.