Affirmative Action Photos on Townhall

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              People supporting the University of Texas rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas pr

    People supporting the University of Texas rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas pr

    Posted: 10/10/2012 11:39:00 AM EST
    People supporting the University of Texas rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities, or roll it back entirely. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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              People supporting the University of Texas rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas pr

    People supporting the University of Texas rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas pr

    Posted: 10/10/2012 11:03:22 AM EST
    People supporting the University of Texas rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities, or roll it back entirely. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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              Jheanelle Wilkins of New Castle, Del., right, and Neo Moneri of Beltsville, Md., participate in a rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, supporting the

    Jheanelle Wilkins of New Castle, Del., right, and Neo Moneri of Beltsville, Md., participate in a rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, supporting the

    Posted: 10/10/2012 11:03:22 AM EST
    Jheanelle Wilkins of New Castle, Del., right, and Neo Moneri of Beltsville, Md., participate in a rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, supporting the University of Texas.. The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities, or roll it back entirely. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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              ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas. This giant

    ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas. This giant

    Posted: 10/6/2012 12:13:46 PM EST
    ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin, Texas. This giant flagship campus - once so slow to integrate - is now awash in color, among the most diverse the country if not the world. The student body, like Texas, is majority-minority. So is this the "critical mass" of minority students that U.S. Supreme Court narrowly endorsed in 2003 as an educational goal important enough to allow colleges to factor the race of applicants into admissions decisions? That question will be front and center Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 when a more conservative Supreme Court revisits affirmative action for the first time since that landmark case nine years ago involving the University of Michigan. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2012, file photo, demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a panel heard oral arguments in San Francisco in a lawsuit seeking

    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2012, file photo, demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a panel heard oral arguments in San Francisco in a lawsuit seeking

    Posted: 10/3/2012 3:48:32 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2012, file photo, demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a panel heard oral arguments in San Francisco in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Proposition 209, which barred racial, ethnic or gender preferences in public education, employment and contracting. As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions in October 2012, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices are poised to roll back the practice. A new report out Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 offers a big reason for their optimism: evidence the nine states where leading public universities don't use affirmative action have succeeded in bringing diversity to their campuses through race-neutral means. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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    Posted: 6/2/2012 10:25:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit in Washington. With a few strokes of his pen on a sleepy holiday six months after he became governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney quietly scuttled the state government's long-standing affirmative action policies. Eventually, he retreated. The likely Republican presidential nominee?s handling of affirmative action may offer insights into how he would deal with civil rights issues if he defeats Barack Obama, the nation?s first black president. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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    Posted: 5/4/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    Students at the Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, May 3, 2012. The country's top court has backed sweeping affirmative action programs used in more than 1,000 universities across the nation, which has more blacks than nearly any other country, yet where a severe gap in education equality between races persists. The Supreme Court voted 7-1 vote late Thursday to uphold a federal program that has provided scholarships to hundreds of thousands of black and mixed-race students for university studies. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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    Posted: 5/4/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    In this photo taken Wednesday, May 2, 2012, students gather around cafeteria tables at Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The country's top court has backed sweeping affirmative action programs used in more than 1,000 universities across the nation, which has more blacks than nearly any other country, yet where a severe gap in education equality between races persists. The Supreme Court voted 7-1 vote late Thursday to uphold a federal program that has provided scholarships to hundreds of thousands of black and mixed-race students for university studies. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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    Posted: 5/4/2012 5:25:47 PM EST
    In This photo taken Wednesday, May 2, 2012, students talk at Sao Paulo University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The country's top court has backed sweeping affirmative action programs used in more than 1,000 universities across the nation, which has more blacks than nearly any other country, yet where a severe gap in education equality between races persists. The Supreme Court voted 7-1 vote late Thursday to uphold a federal program that has provided scholarships to hundreds of thousands of black and mixed-race students for university studies. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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    Posted: 4/21/2012 3:40:45 PM EST
    In this photo from April 6, 2012, protesters and students stage a sit in protest at the Sproul Hall Student Services Office at the University of California in Berkeley, Calif. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to revisit the thorny issue of affirmative action less than a decade after it endorsed the use of race as a factor in college admissions. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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    Posted: 2/22/2012 12:00:47 PM EST
    FILE - This Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building Washington. The court is setting an election-season review of racial preference in college admissions, agreeing Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 to consider new limits on the contentious issue of affirmative action programs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  •  - Activists from VHP, a hardline Hindu group, burn an effigy while shouting slogans during a protest in New Delhi

    Activists from VHP, a hardline Hindu group, burn an effigy while shouting slogans during a protest in New Delhi

    Posted: 12/27/2011 3:37:29 AM EST
    Activists from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a hardline Hindu group, burn an effigy while shouting slogans during a protest in New Delhi December 27, 2011. Dozens of activists on Tuesday held a protest against a Siberian trial calling for one of Hinduism's most holy books, the Bhagavad Gita, to be put on a list of banned literature that includes Hitler's Mein Kampf. The court is due to decide on December 28. The demonstrators were also protesting against the government's proposal of affirmative action jobs for Muslims in the anti-graft Lokpal Bill being discussed by the Parliament on Tuesday, demonstrators said. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Activists from VHP, a hardline Hindu group, shout slogans atop a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi

    Activists from VHP, a hardline Hindu group, shout slogans atop a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi

    Posted: 12/27/2011 3:36:32 AM EST
    Activists from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a hardline Hindu group, shout slogans atop a police barricade during a protest in New Delhi December 27, 2011. Dozens of activists on Tuesday held a protest against a Siberian trial calling for one of Hinduism's most holy books, the Bhagavad Gita, to be put on a list of banned literature that includes Hitler's Mein Kampf. The court is due to decide on December 28. The demonstrators were also protesting against the government's proposal of affirmative action jobs for Muslims in the anti-graft Lokpal Bill being discussed by the Parliament on Tuesday, demonstrators said. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Activist from VHP, a hardline Hindu group, holds a trident while burning an effigy during a protest in New Delhi

    Activist from VHP, a hardline Hindu group, holds a trident while burning an effigy during a protest in New Delhi

    Posted: 12/27/2011 3:35:35 AM EST
    An activist from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a hardline Hindu group, holds a trident while burning an effigy during a protest in New Delhi December 27, 2011. Dozens of activists on Tuesday held a protest against a Siberian trial calling for one of Hinduism's most holy books, the Bhagavad Gita, to be put on a list of banned literature that includes Hitler's Mein Kampf. The court is due to decide on December 28. The demonstrators were also protesting against the government's proposal of affirmative action jobs for Muslims in the anti-graft Lokpal Bill being discussed by the Parliament on Tuesday, demonstrators said. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION)
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    Posted: 8/12/2011 9:15:47 AM EST
    A Bahujan Samaj Party activist beats a burnt poster of Bollywood star Amitabh bachchan who is part of the cast for "Aarakshan," or "Reservation," during a protest against the film in Thane, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. The protestors say the film speaks against India's affirmative action program that reserves education seats and jobs for the country's indigenous peoples and its dalits, or untouchables, who have no caste and have suffered centuries of severe discrimination, and members of other lower castes. 3 Indian states have banned the movie, slated to be released Friday, following apprehensions that certain scenes and dialogues may trigger trouble, according to a news agency. (AP Photo)
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    Posted: 8/12/2011 9:15:47 AM EST
    A billboard for the Bollywood film "Aarakshan," or "Reservation" adorns a cinema in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 3 Indian states have banned the movie, slated to be released Friday, following apprehensions that certain scenes and dialogues may trigger trouble, according to a news agency. Protestors say the film speaks against India's affirmative action program that reserves education seats and jobs for the country's indigenous peoples and its dalits, or untouchables, who have no caste and have suffered centuries of severe discrimination, and members of other lower castes. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Posted: 4/29/2011 6:52:14 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2011 file photo, Philip Congdon speaks at a news conference at the State House in Augusta, Maine, after being introduced as the nominee to head the Department of Economic and Community Development. Congdon resigned from that post Wednesday, April 27, 2011, after he was quoted as saying affirmative action programs have contributed to a decline in higher education and that it's time for northern Mainers to "get off the reservation" if they want to succeed. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)