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Race still matters in the college admissions process

Race still matters in the college admissions process

Calvin Ratana

April 16, 2014

“Affirmative action was the government’s first and only program that attempted to combat institutional racism.” Those words rang loud in my head, as my high school teacher taught my class the history of affirmative action and what the program is. And as the years progressed, I started to see why my...

African-American enrollment drops

African-American enrollment drops

Luis Rivas

December 3, 2013

Dawaun Lucas, 21, an African-American senior majoring in marketing and finance, and also a member of the Black Student Union (BSU) and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., has noticed the low numbers of African-Americans at CSUN. “It’s evident,” Lucas said. “Coming in as a freshman until now, I’...

PRO/CON: Fisher v. University of Texas–does affirmative action work?

PRO/CON: Fisher v. University of Texas–does affirmative action work?

Aleksey Reshetnivov

May 2, 2012

PRO Aleksey Reshetnivov contributor Affirmative action in the academic world means considering traditionally underrepresented characteristics (race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.) in the admission process, in an attempt to reverse historical disparities. This controversial topic...

Question of the Day: Is an “affirmative action” themed bake sale appropriate or racist?

Caitlin Martin

September 26, 2011

The Campus Republican club at the University of California at Berkeley has planned a bake sale for September 27 where the price one pays depends on their gender and race.  White men will pay the most for their treats, then Asian men, Latino men, African American men, and those who will pay the least...

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