Monday, June 24, 2013

The Supremes Make a Modest Ruling on Affirmative Action in Fisher v. University of Texas

In a much anticipated ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding affirmative action, the high court, in Fisher v. University of Texas did not strike down affirmative action policies that consider race in admissions criteria.  But the SCOTUS did not make a sweeping ruling either in favor of affirmative action or against it.  In fact, the court sent the case back to a lower court insisting that the appeals court demand a more specific justification for race-based considerations in University of Texas admissions criteria.

As the younger population of the United States continues to diversify racially and ethnically, the issue of diversity and higher education is unlikely to disappear anytime soon. The SCOTUS's Mild Ruling on Affirmative Action

NBC News: Fisher v. University of Texas Fisher v. University of Texas SCOTUS ruling

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