Editors’ Letter

With 2024 only a few days away, we wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season! We can’t thank you enough for your support — be it prayerful, financial, via comments, or even good vibes.

With the launch of our Allyship 101 workshop, we look forward to the possibilities the new year holds for engaging with you in new and more direct ways.

On behalf of everyone at Our Human Family — the Board of Directors, the Editorial Staff, and Curriculum Development Team — we wish you a happy and safe holiday season with your family and other loved ones.

Love one another.

Clay Rivers
OHF Weekly Editor in Chief

Sherry Kappel
OHF Weekly Managing Editor

New This Week

Increasing Racial Diversity Without Affirmative Action

By The Conversation U.S.

Will commitments to diversity be enough? fstop123

When the Supreme Court outlawed the use of race in college admissions in June 2023, it forced colleges and universities to rethink how to maintain and increase diversity in their student bodies. It’s a topic that political science professor Lauren Foley had been exploring in her new book, “On the Basis of Race: How Higher Education Navigates Affirmative Action Policies.” Below, Foley expounds on what she sees as the future of diversity in higher education now that college admission officials can no longer consider race.

Is racial diversity in higher education about to suffer?

Yes, the likelihood of admission for racial minority students will suffer as a result of the nationwide affirmative action ban in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard. We know this from research done in states with existing affirmative action bans. Courts and ballot initiatives have banned affirmative action state by state in the last three decades. These states include California in 1996, Washington in 1998, Michigan in 2006, Nebraska in 2008 and Arizona in 2010. In 1996, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in Hopwood v. Texas banned affirmative action across its jurisdiction: Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Read the complete article at OHF Weekly.

Final Thoughts

Share this post