Media Commentary

Quoted in Liz Mineo “The Civil Rights lawyer who paved the path,” Harvard Gazette, May, 2018

Edwin Rios, “New Data Shows That America’s Schools Are Still Disproportionately Punishing Students of Color,” Mother Jones, Apr., 2018

Quoted, “Report finds wide disparities in punishment of students with disabilities by race,” Harvard Law Today, Apr., 2018

On-Air Interview, "A Moment Or A Movement? What's Next For March For Our Lives," WGBH News, Maggie Penman, Mar., 2018  

Presenter, “The Long Resistance,” airing of Plenary Lecture from American Society for Legal History’s Annual Meeting, PBS, Feb., 2018

Instructor, Harvard College Admissions Welcome Video, Feb., 2018

Quoted in Liz Mineo, “Office hours: 6 realities,” Harvard Gazette, Dec. 4, 2017

Quoted in Janell Ross, “Sexual assault endured by domestic workers overlooked in national conversation,” The Washington Post, Nov. 29, 2017

Quoted in Merrit Kennedy, "Justice Department Threatens to Sue Harvard in Admissions Probe," NPR, Nov. 21, 2017

Quoted in Tiffany Pennamon, “Harvard Symposium Examines Charles Hamilton Houston’s Enduring Legacy,” Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Nov. 19, 2017

Quoted in Dan D’Onofrio, “Opening the gates, closing the education gap,” Harvard Gazette, Nov. 16, 2017

Interview, “This Is The House That Jack Built,” WGBH, Nov. 2017

Quoted in Rochelle Sharpe, “Are You First Gen? Depends on Who’s Asking,” The New York Times, Nov. 3, 2017

Quoted in "Honoring Charles Ogletree," Harvard Gazette, Oct., 2017

Interview, "Alumni Spotlight: Tomiko Brown-Nagin," Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, Sept., 2017

Quoted in "Looking at Racial Progress--and Setbacks," Radcliffe Magazine, Summer 2017

Quoted in Kirk Carapezza, "Justice Department To Investigate Affirmative Action Complaint Against Harvard," WGBH News Higher Education Blog, Aug. 3, 2017

Interview, "DOJ May Sue Colleges Over Alleged White Discrimination," The Takeaway at WNYC, Aug. 2, 2017 

Quoted in Rebecca Beyer, "Decades-Old Gender Bias Case Marked Turning Point in Big Law," Bloomberg Big Law Business, May 15, 2017

Quoted in Kay Lazar, "Rights groups say Malden school’s hair extension ban is unfair," Boston Globe, May 12, 2017 

Interview, "Why More Historians Are Embracing the Amicus Brief," Nell Gluckman from The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2017

"Seven Lessons from History About How to Make Protest Work," HistPhil, Mar. 6, 2017

"Want to See What Protests Can Be? Look at What They Have Been," Vox, originally published in New America Weekly (Mar. 2, 2017), Mar. 3, 2017

"Presidential Legacy: How Will Obama Go Down in History?," Under The Radar with Callie Crossley on WGBH, Boston, MA, Jan. 12, 2017

On-Cameria interview about the 14th Amendment, National Constitution Center, Dec. 2016.

Quoted in Dugan Arnett, “So Which Other President Does Trump Call to Mind,” Boston Globe, Nov. 11, 2016 

“Student Protesters Want Qualitative Diversity on Campus,” Slate, Nov. 30, 2015

On-Air panelist, "Landmark Cases: Brown v. Board of Education," C-SPAN, Nov. 23, 2015

On-Air Interview, NPR, “Supreme Court to Rehear Affirmative Action Case,” June 29, 2015

Ratings and Free Community College Plan Are the Wong Way to End Inequality,” Inside Higher Education, Feb. 13, 2015

On-Air Interview, NPR/WGBH, Boston, MA, Commentary on Supreme Court Term 2014, Jan. 9, 2015

Quoted in Stephanie Condon, “As Views on Race Relations Dim, Obama Grasps for Historical Context,” CBS News, Dec 11, 2014

A New Kind of Campus Diversity, New America Foundation (Interview with President Ann Marie Slaughter), Oct. 2, 2014

“Most Financial Aid Should Go to First-Generation College Students,” Time, Sept. 29, 2014

On-Camera Interview, “What’s Next for Affirmative Action?” WGBH/PBS, Basic Black Show, May 2, 2014 

On-Camera Interview, Lawrence O’Donnell Show on MSNBC, “Sotomayor: Colleagues Are ‘Out of Touch,’” MSNBC, Apr. 24, 2014

Quoted in Adam Serwer, “Why Don’t We Remember Ike as a Civil Rights Hero,” MSNBC, May 17, 2014 

Quoted in Nora Caplan-Bricker, Roberts Court: States Can Ban Affirmative Action, New Republic, Apr. 22, 2014, 

Quoted in Mark Sherman, Justices Consider State Affirmative Action Ban, Associated Press, Oct. 14, 2013 

Quoted in "Supreme Court to Rule on Race in College Admissions" (Washington Times, 02/21/2012)

On-Air Interview, WMRA/ NPR, Harrisonburg, VA, Commentary on  “Class Warfare” in U.S. Politics, Sept. 30, 2011 

 “Remembering Movement Lawyers and Viewing Constitutional History from the Bottom Up,” University of Georgia, American Constitution Society (C-Span Book TV, 04/ 20/ 2011)

On-Camera Interview on Courage to Dissent, C-Span Book TV, Charlottesville, Va., March 18, 2011 

On-Camera Interview, NBC 29, “Fifteenth Anniversary of First Civil Rights March at UVA,” March 25, 2011 

On-Air Interview, "Thursday Night at TU: The Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture" (KWGS, NPR, Tulsa Affiliate 02/15/2011)

On-Air Interview, WNYC/Public Radio International, New York, NY, “Virginia Pols Spearhead Movement for More States’ Rights: The “Repeal Amendment,” (H.J.R. 542), Dec. 20, 2010

Quoted in Francisco Ramos, Jr., “Facing the Threats to Diversity,” Diversity and the Bar, Vol. 9, No. 7 (2007), p. 30

Quoted in Brian McNeill, “Civil Rights Attorney Hill Remembered,” Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), Sept. 14, 2007  

On-Camera Interview, CBS WCAV TV 19, Charlottesville, Va., June 29, 2007, Segment on Impact of Parents Involved v. Seattle on Public Schools

Quoted in David Harrison, Divided Court Rejects Using Race to Classify Students,” Roanoke Times, June 29, 2007

Quoted in Cara Feinberg, “No Easy Answers: School Desegregation in Lynn, Massachusetts,” Boston Globe, Nov. 12, 2006

Cited in Claire Cooper, “Dean Seeks Community Connections: Pacific McGeorge Law School Leader Has Inspired a Nationwide Outreach Effort,” Sacramento Bee, Nov. 20, 2005

Quoted in Erica Erwin, “GECAC Charter School Faces Penalties,” Times-News (Erie, Pa.), July 24, 2005

“Implementing Brown v. Board of Education in 1970s Atlanta,” Southern Changes: The Journal of the Southern Regional Council, Dec. 2004

On-Camera Interview, KMOV TV, St. Louis, Mo., May 17, 2004, Segment Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Quoted in “Myths about Brown v. Board of Education,”, May 13, 2004