The Justice Department's decision to threaten Yale University with a lawsuit over allegedly discriminatory admissions practices has raised questions about timing and politics, but those connected to the probe say they had little choice but to proceed when they did.
Harvard systematically advertised to black students whose low standardized test scores gave them little chance of being admitted, a new study reveals, in what the authors suggest was a bid to obscure racial quotas at the university.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) ripped Harvard University for systematic bias against Asian American students, which was revealed after internal Harvard reports became a focal point in a lawsuit against the school.
A Democratic state representative from Minnesota attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with racially charged language on Tuesday after Thomas joined a majority of justices in striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act.
Supporters of affirmative action breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court avoided a major ruling in a closely watched case on the racial admissions policy at the University of Texas by sending the case back to a lower court.