Affirmative Action: Equity or Inequality?

Affirmative Action Since its introduction in the mid-1900s, the concept of affirmative action has continuously sparked controversy. Defined by Stanford as “positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas from which they have been historically excluded,” affirmative action remains a widely debated topic amongst younger and older generations alike. Opposition […]

Hollywood Is Still a White Man’s Business

Hollywood is very white.  Minorities are underrepresented by a factor of three to one as in lead roles in film and as film directors.  Oscar voters are 94% white. Out of the hundreds of actors and actresses nominated for Academy Awards, only 45 of them were of African-American descent. Out of the 45, only 13 […]

College in Context: Racial and Socioeconomic Inequality in America’s Public High Schools

The achievement gap, defined as “any significant and persistent disparity in academic performance or educational attainment between different groups of students” is one that is most commonly measured in ethnic and socioeconomic terms. Closely related to the opportunity gap, which refers to the unequal or inequitable distribution of resources, the achievement gap is the result […]