Race

When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

The answer: when you’re a member of one of the UK’s many ethnic minorities. Figures from the University of ...
Brazil’s laws on quotas and the road to racial equality

Brazil’s laws on quotas and the road to racial equality

On 9th June, Brazil´s President signed a new bill establishing a race-based affirmative action program for federal ...
Schuette v BAMN: a Need to Rethink Equal Protection

Schuette v BAMN: a Need to Rethink Equal Protection

Editor’s note: this post follows on from Christina Lee’s analysis of the decision in Schuette v Coalition to ...
Schuette: The Latest in the Affirmative Action Saga

Schuette: The Latest in the Affirmative Action Saga

On April 22, 2014, in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the Supreme Court of the United States ...
Racial profiling: more than a numbers game

Racial profiling: more than a numbers game

Although minority communities have long complained of racial profiling by police, their claims have generally been ...
Floyd v City of New York: Promise and Challenges in Reforming Stop and Frisk

Floyd v City of New York: Promise and Challenges in Reforming Stop and Frisk

The New York City Police Department (NYPD)’s controversial stop and frisk program was dealt its most significant ...
Shelby County v Holder: Disconcerting Aspects of the US Supreme Court’s Decision and its Impact on the Right to Vote

Shelby County v Holder: Disconcerting Aspects of the US Supreme Court’s Decision and its Impact on the Right to Vote

On the second day of what many consider one of the most eventful weeks in US Supreme Court history, the Court ...
The Inter-American Anti-Discrimination Conventions and the Concealed Challenges Ahead

The Inter-American Anti-Discrimination Conventions and the Concealed Challenges Ahead

On 5 June 2013, the Organisation of American States (OAS) adopted the Inter-American Convention against Racism, ...
Affirmative Action in South African Universities: What Does Race Represent?

Affirmative Action in South African Universities: What Does Race Represent?

Editor’s note: Following the US Supreme Court's decision last week in Fisher the OxHRH will be running a series of ...
Why Fisher v University of Texas is Irrelevant outside the US

Why Fisher v University of Texas is Irrelevant outside the US

The US Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v University of Texas, released on Monday, has received much ...
A Restriction of the Status Quo: Fisher v University of Texas

A Restriction of the Status Quo: Fisher v University of Texas

Many expected a major ruling on the constitutionality of affirmative action from the United States Supreme Court ...
Fisher v University of Texas: A Glimmer of Hope for Affirmative Action in the United States?

Fisher v University of Texas: A Glimmer of Hope for Affirmative Action in the United States?

The US Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in the eagerly anticipated case of Fisher v University of ...

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