Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 7, May 3

ACE & Affirmative Action: A Chat with Robert Atwell and Reginald Wilson
ACE & Affirmative Action: A Chat with Robert Atwell and Reginald Wilson.As the umbrella organization for higher education, the American Council on Education is often at the center of the major issues facing colleges and universities. Dr. Robert Atwell,...
Affirmative Action: Forging a Constitutionally Acceptable Solution
Affirmative Action: Forging a Constitutionally Acceptable Solution.Fundamental to any discussion of affirmative action's legality is its definition. Affirmative action does not mean numerical quotas, the selection of someone solely on the basis of race...
FIGHTING BACK: Affirmative Action Professionals on the Front Line
FIGHTING BACK: Affirmative Action Professionals On the Front Line.WASHINGTON -- If the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling in the matter of Hopwood vs. Texas is a body blow for affirmative action, minority advocates in higher education are trying hard...
Five-Year Trends in Minority Degree Production
Five-year Trends in Minority Degree Production.STATISTICAL ANALYSISFor the past five years, I have prepared listings of the colleges and universities across the United States that confer the most degrees to students of color for Black Issues In Higher...
Hysterical Sloganeering Has Replaced Rational Debate on Affirmative Action
Hysterical Sloganeering Has Replaced Rational Debate on Affirmative. ActionMore than any other issue of public policy, the national debate over affirmative action has been characterized by confusion and even deliberate distortion. One of the saddest...
New Community College Affirmative Action Policies Announced: California Keeps Some Elements of Old Hiring Programs
New Community College Affirmative Action Policies Announced: California. Keeps Some Elements of Old Hiring ProgramsCalifornia Community Colleges officials have changed the system's affirmative action hiring policies to make sure that they don't include...
New Data Shows That Washington State's Affirmative Action Helps More Whites Than Blacks
New Data Shows That Washington State's Affirmative Action Helps More. Whites Than BlacksSEATTLE, W.A. -- Few people were surprised by a study that showed minorities benefitted from a program designed to attract them to Washington State's colleges and...
ONE, TWO, THREE.Red Light: Legal Steps Backward on Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
ONE, TWO, THREE...Red Light: Legal Steps Backward on Equal Opportunity in. Higher EducationThe game, "One, Two, Three...Red Light," played by elementary school children is an excellent metaphor for the state of Black progress in higher education.If you...
`Savings' on California Initiative Challenged: CCRI Will Cost Money, UC Administrators Say
`Savings' on California Initiative Challenged: CCRI Will Cost Money, UC. Administrators SayProponents of the California Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) tout it as a measure that will bring about substantial savings to state-house coffers by abolishing...
Shining for the World to See: Works of Three Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance Examined
Shining for the World to See: Works of Three Black Women Writers During. the Harlem Renaissance ExaminedWomen of the Harlem Renaissance, by Cheryl A. Wall, an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, is a welcome addition to the scholarship...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: We Will Not `Get over It'
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: We Will Not `Get Over It'.A few weeks ago, I was sitting on a panel with a rabid white woman who repeatedly insisted that Black people "get over" history. Like a dog with a bone, she had a point she would not let go. "Slavery happened....
Studies Refute Perceptions of Open Admissions and Educational Attainment
Studies Refute Perceptions of Open Admissions and Educational Attainment.Ultimately, the question of affirmative action will not be decided in the Supreme Court but by the public, which has been barraged by arguments that no matter what can be said about...
THE LAST WORD: UCLA `Greater' Because of Affirmative Action
THE LAST WORD: UCLA `Greater' Because of Affirmative Action.In the past year, no issue has so touched the University of California as affirmative action and the controversy it has generated.I have seen the affirmative action initiatives undertaken at...
The Sound of a Gateway Closing: How-And Why-Anti-Affirmative Action Scholars Mounted Their Assault
The Sound Of a Gateway Closing: How -- And Why -- Anti-Affirmative Action. Scholars Mounted Their AssaultIn America, education remains the gateway to upward social mobility, to opportunity, to self-sufficiency, successful families and political participation.That's...
The Top 100 & Affirmative Action: It's All in the Numbers
The Top 100 & Affirmative Action: It's All in the Numbers.With this issue we present our Fifth Annual Top 100 rankings -- America's original and only comprehensive ranking of colleges and universities by the number of ethnic minorities they graduate....
Washington UPDATE: 1997 GOP Budget Seeks Few Education Cuts
Washington UPDATE: 1997 GOP Budget Seeks Few Education Cuts.A new Republican budget blueprint bearing the stamp of outgoing Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-KS) contains few of the cutbacks for higher education first proposed by GOP congressional leaders...
Who Benefits from Affirmative Action? in Washington State, White Students
Who Benefits From Affirmative Action? In Washington State, White Students.In the midst of all the current breast-beating about affirmative action, the Washington State Commission on African-American Affairs has found that data -- provided by four-year...