Affirmative Action

Behind the Lines |
March 31, 2012

General Admission

Will Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin help the U.S. Supreme Court decide affirmative action once and for all? Not likely, which is why it's time to let public universities make their own decision about which students to accept.

Feature |
April 30, 2004

Corps Values

What place does tradition have at Texas A&M these days? One by one, the old ways are disappearing from the venerable campus, and many Aggies are up in arms. But embracing change may be the only way to save the school they love.

Politics & Policy |
June 30, 1998

A Letter to the Mayor

The Honorable Lee P. Brown Mayor of HoustonHouston, Texas Dear Mayor Brown, THANKS AGAIN FOR SEEING ME the other day. I’m always happy to have a reason to go to Houston City Hall. It’s not much to look at from the outside, but inside it’s…

Roar of the Crowd |
January 1, 1998

Roar of the Crowd

Race Matters I was captivated by paul Burka’s observation in “What’s Black and White and Red-faced All Over?” [December 1997] that “the only way to open the door to more minority students is to broaden—that means reduce—the standards for admissions.” The real question for society is this: Shall we lower…

Behind the Lines |
June 30, 1994

Affirmative Reaction

The judge could surprise everyone, but it is no longer likely that the case of Hopwood, et al. v. Texas, et al., which concluded in Austin in late May, will change America by rewriting the law of affirmative action. For a while, the suit brought by four white applicants who…