Equal Opportunity

Equal opportunity means taking positive steps to end discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, and to create new opportunities that were previously denied qualified minorities and women.

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Supreme Court Upholds Diversity in College Admissions

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled (4-3) in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, affirming the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and holding that the race-conscious admissions policy in use when Fisher applied to the university is lawful under the Equal Protection Clause. “This decision is a victory for our … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Responds to Oral Argument in Fisher v. University of Texas

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement in response to today’s oral argument in the Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin: “As we’ve seen from tragic events around the country, it’s never been more important for people … Read More

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Fifth Circuit Upholds University of Texas Admissions Policy

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld, for a second time, the University of Texas’ consideration of race as one of many factors in admissions. In a 2-1 ruling, the federal appeals court rejected the case of Abigail Fisher, a White student not accepted to the University of Texas in 2008 who claimed … Read More

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My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Issues Report to the President

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

In a report released on Friday, the ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ task force issued dozens of recommendations to federal agencies as well as public and private entities on how to effectively address persisting opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color in the United States. The report was a 90-day progress update on the … Read More

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Report: Black Success in Higher Education Not Improving in California

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Campaign for College Opportunity released a report in December titled “The State of Blacks in Higher Education in California: The Persistent Opportunity Gap,” which highlights the enduring disparities between Black students and their White counterparts in California. The report reveals major discrepancies in access and attainment for Black students compared to White students in … Read More

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