Race on America’s college campuses has been in the news of late. Debates about diversity, free speech, safe space and more have raged. Adam Liptak, who covers the U.S. Supreme Court for The New York Times, even theorized the debates might affect the outcome of an affirmative action case the court is rehearing arguments on today.
In 2013, Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote a surprising and resonant story concerning the case, Fisher v. University of Texas. ProPublica again offers that article to our readers, along with a sampling of the recent coverage on the issue of race and the college campus.
The number crunchers at 538 created their own portrait of diversity on U.S. college campuses:
The New York Review of Books
The New York Review of Books previews what’s expected to happen in the rehearing of the Fisher case. “Most court watchers expect the Court to overturn the lower court’s decision, and question only whether it will do on so on broad grounds, calling into doubt all affirmative action programs, or on narrow grounds specific to the Texas case that will permit other affirmative action to survive — at least for now,” the story says.
Kevin Cheng wrestles with the question at The Atlantic.
The New York Times
The New York Times ponders whether the recent turmoil on campus could have an effect on the arguments and the justices on the court hearing them.
Los Angeles Times
A columnist from USC’s Daily Trojan weighs in.
The New York Times Magazine
Nikole Hannah-Jones’ dispatch on the sustained success of a historically black college in Louisiana.