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.

By Elaine Maimon

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

By Larry Platt

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.

By Jemille Q. Duncan

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

By Michael A. Nutter

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

By Jay Coen Gilbert

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

By Elaine Maimon

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

By David M. Stone

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.

By Lauren McCutcheon