Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Supreme Court To Hear Race-Based College Admissions Case

MSNBC is reporting that the Supreme Court will once again confront the issue of race in university admissions in an appeal brought by a white student denied a spot at the flagship campus of the University of Texas. The court said Tuesday it will return to the issue of affirmative action in higher education for the first time since its 2003 decision endorsing the use of race as a factor in freshmen admissions. I wrote about this potential danger regarding Historically Black Colleges and Universities while I was in law school. This time around, however, a more conservative court is being asked to jettison that ruling and outlaw affirmative action in the university setting. Stay tuned.

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