Video: Affirmative Action, SCOTUS and Solidarity

This June 11 panel of thinkers and organizers from the Solidarity Council on Racial Equity talks about how solidarity makes a difference in the lives of people impacted by the US Supreme Court ruling to ban affirmative action. It included Maria...

Take the #OurSolidarity pledge to show your support for equitable admissions policies

The Supreme Court just decided to roll back affirmative action at universities. This decision affects all of us — sign on to say you’re committed to equal opportunity for all.

The Hill: It’s time for a new approach to creating opportunities for all in education

Image: Shirien Creates for OBI x Fine Acts. "Let us use the Supreme Court decision banning affirmative action to push colleges and universities towards a long overdue overhaul of the admissions process altogether. We must, at the very least, develop...

Video: Unpacking the Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

In this Monday, July 3 livestream we heard from some of the country's leading legal scholars about the significance of the recent Supreme Court decision banning affirmative action at public and private universities.

New approaches needed to diversify campuses after Supreme Court ruling

The Othering & Belonging Institute is deeply disappointed with the US Supreme Court's ruling today curtailing the specific consideration of race in college admissions by private and public universities, but is confident that these institutions can...

Advancing Racial Equity: Legal Guidance for Advocates

In the wake of greater attention and awareness brought to continuing racial injustice in society, and in the wake of the Supreme Court's June 29, 2023 decision curtailing affirmative action, many communities, organizations and institutions are struggling to figure out how to advance racial equity in different realms.

Blog: The past, present and future of affirmative action in California

In the wake of the uprisings this past summer, public surveys show that Americans have a greater appreciation of the reality and extent of what is sometimes called “systemic racism,” or the ways in which institutional arrangements and societal...

Why Race Matters in College Admissions

OBI Assistant Director Stephen Menendian explains the importance of considering race in university admissions. Transcript: Stephen Menendian: I'm Stephen Menendian, the assistant director and director of research at the Haas Institute. What's at...

Landmark Decision in Fisher v. Texas Falls on Side of Diversity and Inclusion

Amicus brief filed on behalf of 35 leading social scientists by Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Equal Justice Society, argued that UT Austin's admissions policy should be allowed to consider race...

Fisher v Texas Amicus Brief by Social and Organizational Psychologists

Amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin says UT admissions policy must be allowed to consider race in order to promote equal educational opportunity for all students. Download the brief.

Affirmative Action: Where Do We Go From Here?

Othering & Belonging Institute Director john a. powell wrote an article published in the University of San Francisco Law Review about affirmative action and its complexities.

Fisher v. Texas: The Limits of Exhaustion and the Future of Race-Conscious University Admissions

Haas Institute Director john a. powell and Assistant Director Stephen Menendian recently wrote an article published in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform about the Fisher v. Texas case. This article delves into why the Supreme Court's decision in overruling the student was important to race-conscious admissions.

Fisher v. Texas: Implications for K-12 Integration

February 22, 2014 Presented during University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform's Symposium: "Affirmative Action and School Diversity After Fisher v. Texas." Fisher v. Texas_Implications for K-12 Integration.pptx

Fisher v. Texas and the Future of Affirmative Action

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E&I Brown Bag Presentation: Fisher v. Texas & The Future of Affirmative Action

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Haas Institute files joint brief in Fisher v. Texas

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, the Equal Justice Society, and the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have jointly filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to uphold the University of Texas’ race-conscious admissions policy.