Should affirmative action be based on income?

May 1, 2014 nyupressblog 0

Following last week’s Supreme Court decision to uphold a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state’s public universities, the New York Times’ Room for Debate posed the question: “Should affirmative action be

Who wants to work for a woman?

November 22, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Joan C. Williams The year my husband was born (1953), only 5% of Americans preferred a female boss. That number has climbed to 23%, according to a new Gallup survey. The proportion of people who prefer

Reducing children at risk

October 23, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Robert Cherry Today, more than half of the new mothers under 30 years old are unwed, and even enhancing the government support they receive may not substantially alter the risk their children face. A recent

Have things gotten worse for working women?

September 26, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Rachel Dempsey [This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post on September 18, 2013.] Earlier this week, I was in a meeting with a professor when the issue of women’s advancement in the professional world

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