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Stuyvesant High School is one of 8 specialized New York City schools whose admissions of black and Latinos is very low. Photo courtesy of Flickr/orinjuice
Affirmative Action

Why Do So Few Blacks & Latinos Get In?

Posted November 16, 2012 by Basir Mchawi

While I welcome the NAACP complaint [about specialized high schools], the problem is not an entrance exam that black and Latino youngsters took for years and ‘passed.’

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Ogor (left) and Ngozi (right) Ogehdo are twins who -- despite their strong academic achievement -- did not attend specialized high schools. Photo by Kelly Virella.
Affirmative Action

Young, Gifted & Not Attending a Specialized High School

Posted November 15, 2012 by Liane Membis

Twin sisters from Queens chose private school for lots of reasons and never looked back.

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Photo courtesy/Flickr Night Owl City.
Affirmative Action

Is the NYC High School Admissions Test Racially Biased?

Posted October 8, 2012 by Carolyn Edgar

The admissions process is biased and flawed. But the NAACP’s focus on the test – and not the entire process – is misplaced.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Building/ Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Affirmative Action

Black Conservatives Take New Stand Against Affirmative Action

Posted May 30, 2012 by Dax-Devlon Ross

A group of black conservatives took legal steps to back the white plaintiff in an anti-affirmative action case the Supreme Court is now considering.

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