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Supreme Court taking up affirmative action again

He was denied admission to the University of Texas. He claims it’s because he’s white. Pushed aside because of affirmative action. Now the Supreme Court will hear his challenge to the law designed to give minorities an equal footing in the United States. A 2003 challenge to affirmative  action at the University of Michigan failed.
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The Formula for ‘Equal Opportunity’: Why Affirmative Action Isn’t Enough

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

Once again, affirmative action is on trial in the Supreme Court. The pending case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, challenges U.T. Austin's admissions policy, which aims to bring in more students of color by considering rac... Read Post

Supreme Court Punts On Affirmative Action

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (last year)

The court threw the case concerning whether the University of Texas violated the equal protection rights of some white applicants back to the lower court for further review. The court affirmed the use of race in the admissions proce... Read Post

As Supreme Court Prepares To Rule on Affirmative Action, Whites Are Still Twice As Likely To Enroll In College

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (last year)

With the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court may clarify — as early as today — the legal status of affirmative action in university admissions. Abigail Fisher, who was denied entrance to the University of T... Read Post


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