Affirmative Action Brought Before Supreme Court (photos)
The Supreme Court heard a challenge to its long-standing ruling that race may be considered as a factor in the college admissions process (affirmative action) on Oct. 10. Justices debated the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. A white student, Abigail Fisher, brought the case after her application to the University of Texas-Austin was rejected in 2008. In her lawsuit, she questioned whether the university’s admissions system uses race unnecessarily. The outcome could have major implications for higher education.
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