soelib88 posted a topic in ApplicationsGenuine question on a potentially controversial topic: Does anyone have any insight into current graduate programs (of particular concern, education graduate programs) and their usage of affirmative action? I understand the Supreme Court ban, the current ban in 8 states, but also the "under the table" continued use of affirmative action for "diversity". I am a male and underrepresented minority race. Is there some preference for this demographic in education graduate programs? My searches haven't found any recent forum posts on this, only years old ones that did mention certain former admissions workers who stated how they came across female applications which were "maybe's" but would have been an absolute "yes" if the applicant were male. I apologize if this question touches some nerves. I know this is a controversial topic; am genuinely curious. Thank you.