fisher v university of texas
It is tempting to pit racial/ethnic and socioeconomic diversity as competing goals. But there is no evidence that pursuing one kind of diversity keeps colleges from achieving the other.
The next test, in the Hopwood v. Texas (1996) case, came from the other direction. Cheryl Hopwood was a white applicant who
A divided court found that UT Austin's consideration of race in college admissions is constitutional.
Time For College Admissions To Consider A New Diversity (or Get Rid Of All Forms Of Affirmative Action In The College Admissions Process)
The Office of Admissions considers diversity beyond "race and income." Oddly, the school's website stated "students are admitted
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.
And some sorry stumbles.
Meet Abigail Fisher, the onetime University of Texas applicant who took her case to the Supreme Court.
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.
It is clear that race may be considered in police profiling, stop and frisk practices, housing discrimination, bias crimes, locating pollution-emitting municipal facilities, but we are miraculously color blind when considering opportunity.
Justice Scalia should know better; if nothing other than judicial temperament could guide him, he should know that a wise judge must think twice before opening his mouth to say something really stupid and highly prejudicial in front of the parties arguing their case before him.