Affirmative Action http://www.kunc.org en Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays? http://www.kunc.org/post/legalese-aside-how-do-we-talk-about-race-nowadays This was a week in which the country was reminded of our continuing struggle with race — and how we're still not quite sure how to talk about it.<p>The conversation started with the actions of the Supreme Court: A key provision of the Voting Rights Act <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/25/195599353/supreme-court-up-to-congress-to-fix-voting-rights-act">was dismantled</a>, and the University of Texas was <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/24/195272169/justices-send-affirmative-action-case-back-to-lower-court">told to re-evaluate</a> its affirmative action policy.<p>But it soon moved to event Sat, 29 Jun 2013 22:42:00 +0000 46479 at http://www.kunc.org Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays? Justice Thomas Says Court Should Have Gutted Affirmative Action http://www.kunc.org/post/justice-thomas-says-court-should-have-gutted-affirmative-action In a fiery <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-345_l5gm.pdf">concurring opinion</a> (pdf), Justice Clarence Thomas made it clear that the Supreme Court did not go far enough, when it decided <em>Fisher v. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:54:00 +0000 46245 at http://www.kunc.org Justice Thomas Says Court Should Have Gutted Affirmative Action Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court http://www.kunc.org/post/supreme-court-sends-affirmative-action-case-back-lower-court One of the Supreme Court's most anticipated cases of its current term — a challenge to the University of Texas' affirmative action admissions process — has ended with a ruling that does not revisit the fundamental issue of whether such programs discriminate against whites.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/24/195168637/read-the-ruling-inside-the-affirmative-action-decision" target="_blank">In a 7-1 ruling</a>, the high court "vacated and remanded" an earlier decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which had upheld the university's program. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:36:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46234 at http://www.kunc.org Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court Supreme Court Justices Rule On Affirmative Action Case http://www.kunc.org/post/supreme-court-justices-rule-affirmative-action-case Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. The U.S. Supreme Court sent back to an appeals court, a high-profile affirmative action case this morning. In a seven to one decision, the country's highest court effectively told the lower court to go back and do it right. For more, we have NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg at the Supreme Court. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:19:00 +0000 46235 at http://www.kunc.org Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court http://www.kunc.org/post/supreme-court-sends-affirmative-action-case-back-lower-court-0 Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. The United States Supreme Court has sent a high-profile affirmative action case back to the lower courts. The case Fischer v. the University of Texas concerned the admissions policy at the University of Texas, which uses race as one factor for some slots. For more on this case, we have NPR senior editor Ron Elving - senior Washington editor Ron Elving and our justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, both with me in the studio. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:52:00 +0000 46236 at http://www.kunc.org