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John S. Rosenberg, an Alabama native and Virginia resident, is a lapsed historian who spends most of his time off the tennis court writing his blog, www.discriminations.us




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Collegiate Discrimination Styles: Greek (Bad) Administrative (Good)

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Guest Post by John S. Rosenberg    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 8:00am

The hot issue my freshman (and only) year at Washington & Lee University was whether the fraternities should integrate. There were no sororities, because there were no women students, and there were no blacks, because I was a freshman far enough back in the last century that racial integration had not...

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The Anti-Southern Bias Of Pro-Race Preference Arguments

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Posted by    Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4:00pm

The heated and hostile reaction to evidence that there is greater black participation in politics in Southern states covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act than in non-covered states, even liberal Massachusetts — especially to Chief Justice Roberts’ pointing to that evidence during the recent oral argument in Shelby County  v....

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“Affirmative Action Baby” … Or Survivor?

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Posted by    Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9:30am

Cecillia Wang, Director of the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights Project, has written an ACLU blog entry, “Reflections of Another Affirmative Action Baby,” describing the wonders of the new world “diversity” opened up for her as an undergraduate at Berkeley.

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“Diversity” Is Counter-Productive; See Princeton

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:30pm

It is no accident, as we conspiracy theorists say, that campuses that are the steamiest hothouses of “diversity” — often the most elite, selective institutions — frequently experience the most dissatisfaction with their racial “climate.” When race is like a constantly picked scab, the sore never heals.

Hannah Rosenthal is an articulate,...

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Bowdoin’s Diversity Commissars

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Posted by    Monday, April 15, 2013 at 8:00am

Last week on my blog, in How’s Bowdoin Doin?, I mentioned, briefly, the impressive National Association of Scholars report on what’s taught, or not, at Bowdoin College and a revealing reply by Bowdoin president Barry Mills that unwittingly confirmed one of that report’s serious charges. Now comes a very impressive response to the report by Bowdoin...

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There’s more diversity of opinion on affirmative action among college presidents than you think

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Posted by    Friday, March 1, 2013 at 12:30pm

Inside Higher Ed reports this morning, unsurprisingly, that college presidents “have been in virtual lockstep — through legal briefs filed by scores of groups and associations, newspaper op-eds by individual presidents, and the like — in asserting that curtailing affirmative action would hurt the quality of the education students receive.”

Imagine its surprise, therefore,...

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Sotomayor The College Radical

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:30am

Most readers are aware that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a new book and has been heavily promoting it. See my The Wise Latina Speaks, And A Liberal Drools (cross-posted here) and More “Wise Latina” Drivel  for recent discussion of it.

Now comes Charles Johnson with an excellent, long expose of  The Surprising Details About Sonia Sotomayor’s College Past That...

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Liberal legal analyst review of Sotomayor book “never rises above treacly drool”

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Posted by    Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 7:30am

Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a new book about to be published, and Andrew Cohen has an embarrassingly gushing celebration of it, and her, in The Atlantic, regarding it as a profound “prebuttal to what Chief Justice John Roberts...

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Is There An Emerging “Reverse Diversity” Backlash?

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 8:00am

I’ve argued too many times to cite that there is no such thing as “reverse discrimination,” a term some apply to the race-based burdens affirmative action places on many Asians, some whites, and others in un-favored groups. A policy, program, behavior, whatever either discriminates on the basis of race, or...

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A Princeton “Diversity” Parody

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Posted by    Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:28am

A few days ago Princeton President Shirley Tilghman put on another of what seem to be an endless series of parodies of “diversity” on college campuses these days.

She didn’t intend it to be a parody, of course, and is no doubt unaware that it was one, but few readers...

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The Obama Admin’s Parody Of Anti-Discrimination Policy

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Posted by    Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:00pm

Sometimes it’s impossible to escape the suspicion that Onion writers have infiltrated the Obama administration and gleefully set about reducing its anti-discrimination policies to parody, or farce.

Reading Peter Schmidt’s restrained but nevertheless devastating report in the Chronicle...

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Data mining may be used to cheat on restrictions on Affirmative Action

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Posted by    Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:13am

About a decade ago, a bit uncharitably but not inaccurately, I described George Washington University law professor and New Republic legal affairs editor Jeffrey Rosen as “A Brown-Defying, Meritocratic, Quota-Mongering Preference Pusher.”

He’s still pushing preferences, as in a new New Republic piece offering a depressing if unoriginal argument why the Supreme Court should not prohibit preferences...

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Berkeley Prof — “babies may indeed become the new Title IX frontier”

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Posted by    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:00pm

“Did you know,” asks Mary Ann Mason, professor and co-director of the Berkeley Law Center on Health, Economic & Family Security and former dean of the graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley in a long article today in the Chronicle of Higher Education, ”that Title IX specifically includes important protections for pregnant...

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Ivy League Students Oppose Race Preferences!

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Posted by    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:45am

The Brown Daily Herald reported yesterday the surprising results of a poll that found “more than 58 percent of students oppose the University’s consideration of race in student admissions decisions, while over 34 percent of students said they supported the policy.”

One hopeful way for liberals to look at this dramatic finding is as proof...

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Epistemic closure to higher ed affirmative action “mismatch”

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Posted by    Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:20pm

Often missed by reviewers who are astounded by the dramatic evidence Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr. present of the damage “mismatch” does to underprepared but preferentially admitted minorities is their equally if not more damning demonstration that university leaders routinely ignore this growing body of scholarship.

The purpose of the brief Sander and...

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Huge racial pay gap for Community College Presidents

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:00am

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports this morning that, according to a new study, there are dramatic disparities in the salaries of community college presidents associated with race, sex, and gender.

Bucking trends in the pay of top officials in most other professions, women, on average, earned higher base salaries than did men at the...

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Who Knew That Bill Clinton Opposes Affirmative Action?

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:00pm

Pete Hegseth points out on National Review Online (text here, pointing to video clip here) that...

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“Diversity,” Princeton-Style

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 8:00am

At National Review Online this morning [Nov. 6] Jay Nordlinger reports, citing the Daily Princetonian,

that 157 members of Princeton University’s faculty or staff have donated to the two presidential candidates. One hundred fifty-five donated...

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Title IX strikes again killing men’s soccer and cross country at U. Richmond

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Posted by    Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 10:00am

Men’s soccer and cross country at the University of Richmond are the latest casualties of Title IX.

As Inside Higher Ed reports today, the University of Richmond has decided to drop men’s soccer and cross country...

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Trickle Down Racial Double Standards

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8:04am

Advocates of affirmative action never seem to realize that abandoning the “without regard” principle of colorblind equality — i.e., legitimizing the distribution of benefits and burdens based on race — can result in unfavorable, discriminatory treatment of their favored minorities, even when that harsh lesson is staring them in the face...

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Study Finds Link Between Studying And Grades!

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Posted by    Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:00am

Actually, I made that up. But I did not make up this headline from an article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education: “Study Finds Link Between SAT Scores and Freshman Grades.” Or this one from the press release of the journal, Psychological Science, that is publishing the new study: “Do SAT...

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Discriminatory Words?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1:07pm

Pointing out on Minding The Campus that campus speech codes over the years have displayed “the same mistake committed by university administrators over and over again,” Mark Bauerlein wondered how many times FIRE and other free speech groups need to point out that “You cannot base speech policies on the response...

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