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Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade. (credit: ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Minorities Seem To Be Key To GOP Future

It’s a safe bet, based on polls and history, that white voters will choose Republican Mitt Romney by a wide margin in Tuesday’s presidential election. That’s a problem for the GOP.

11/02/2012

Protesters hold signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court is scheduled to hear arguments on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin and are tasked with ruling on whether the university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

High Court Takes Up UT Affirmative Action Plan

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.

10/10/2012

High Court Looks At Race In College Admissions

Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put the issue back on their agenda. The justices will be looking at the University of Texas program.

10/08/2012

Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade. (credit: ELMER MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Hispanics Want To Share Their Background

The description preferred by 51 percent of Hispanics is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or other culture they are tied to through family or ancestry.

04/05/2012