abigail fisher

College
Twitter users are also calling the case's plaintiff "Becky with the bad grades."
Politics
A divided court found that UT Austin's consideration of race in college admissions is constitutional.
Politics
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the program benefits the women who fought against it most of all.
College
As a senior in college, I can't say I'm the most qualified person to make a decision on whether race should play a factor in college admissions. However, based on my research and class discussions this semester, it is evident something needs to be changed throughout the country and more specifically here at the University of Delaware.
Black Voices
The successful minority students I know chose these elite universities because of the challenging and demanding curriculum they knew they could handle. So, no Justice Scalia, we weren't meeting some quota. We belonged there.
Black Voices
Now millions of Black girls AND women will see this story in a whole new way and more importantly, they will see themselves in the smartest, kindest, most useful character in the entire Harry Potter series. Eventually, Black girls will start to see themselves as limitless. What could possibly be wrong with that?
Politics
Meet Abigail Fisher, the onetime University of Texas applicant who took her case to the Supreme Court.
Black Voices
African American students want to decide for themselves whether to attend that school if they are fortunate enough to be admitted. Expert research has long discredited the exclusionary idea driving Justice Scalia's comments. Over the past several days, much of the nation has rejected the idea as well.
Black Voices
There's always been this rhetoric that people of color who are accepted into these schools are accepted because of their skin color due to Affirmative Action.
Black Voices
Champions of the colorblind mythology dangerously misuse Dr. King's axiom that we should judge people by content of their character, not color of their skin, to hold that if we simply ignore race in the application process, racism will dissipate. The problem with such conceptions is that, followed to their logical roots, they are incredibly flawed.
Politics
Like a lot of veterans--or old fogies, take your pick--of the political uprisings of the late 60s and early 70s, I've watched the growth of the new college protest movement with avid interest. I was heartened by the determined young activists who stood up to entrenched racism at the University of Missouri.
Education
The plaintiffs and their supporters would have you believe that racial discrimination and hatred are things of the past. They regard affirmative action as "reverse racism," as though such a thing can possibly exist. Racism requires power and privilege, attributes in short supply in communities of color.
Education
Think of how different the school years of all kids -- rich and poor -- would be if education were aligned with life, instead of tailored to the needs of Princeton statisticians. We might begin to make progress after decades of failed education reform,.
Politics
Still, Bollinger expects that in the future, university counsel will find ways to prove to courts that they have considered
Latino Voices
But the decision to pass on the case also leaves open the possibility that the consideration of race and ethnicity for Texas
Politics
Vassar is a small school that evaluates applicants individually and takes race into account as one of many admission factors