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View Resource Roundtable: Atlantic Unbound: Race in America

_The Atlantic Monthly,_ as an enhancement to its 140th Anniversary issue, has posted a roundtable discussion on race in America between Nicholas Lemann, a national correspondent for the magazine, and a panel of distinguished commentators (Dinesh D'Souza, Christopher Edley Jr., and Glenn C. Loury). The first round consists of introductory remarks by Lemann and answers and responses to three...
View Resource University of Michigan's Law School's Affirmative Action Policy Rendered Constitutional by Appeals Court

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled that the University of Michigan's Law School legally considered race in determining which students to admit. The court's written opinion stated, "We are satisfied that the law school's admissions policy sets appropriate limits on the competitive consideration of race and ethnicity." This recent 5 to 4 ruling overturned a lower court's...