Affirmative Action

Members of the Supreme Court sit for their official photo. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Kicks Off New Term, Faces Agenda That May Include Gay Marriage

A new term opened on Monday and the nine justices will address another potentially historic docket. California’s fight same-sex marriage could be taken up.


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UC Urges Supreme Court To Uphold Texas Affirmative Action Policy

The University of California is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to make Texas suffer the same lack of diversity that it argues has plagued UC ever since the passage of Proposition 209.


Mitt Romney accepting Donald Trump's endorsement (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial Division

In 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama’s election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.


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Group Seeking More Minority Students At UC Berkeley Leave Building

About 20 people who were occupying a University of California at Berkeley building Friday to protest what organizers say is a lack of minority students enrolled at the university left of their own accord.


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SF Federal Court Upholds California Affirmative Action Ban

A federal appeals court has upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.


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SF Appeals Court Hears Challenge To UC Affirmative Action Ban

Lawyers for 46 minority students and a civil rights group asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco Monday to allow them to go forward with their challenge to a voter-approved ban on affirmative action in University of California admissions.


Former UC regent Ward Connerly attends the 'Increase Diversity Bake Sale' put on by Republican students at UC Berkeley, September 27, 2011. (CBS)

Republican ‘Diversity’ Bake Sale, Counter-Protest Held At UC Berkeley

A bake sale by Berkeley College Republicans Tuesday that was aimed at satirizing race-based admissions generated heated debates and counter-protests but no major problems.


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Student Group’s ‘Diversity Bake Sale’ Stirs Controversy At Cal

A UC Berkeley republican group’s bake sale is causing controversy over its satirical spin on affirmative action.



Federal Judge Upholds California Affirmative Action Ban

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions.

CBS San Francisco–12/08/2010