Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Supreme Court will look at race in college admissions again, could block consideration of it altogether
The Supreme Court has announced it will take another look at weighing race, even on soft criteria, in college admissions, at the University of Texas in Austin, next term. That could overturn Grutter v. Bollinger, which had barred a point system using race but not precluded softer factors. Sandra Day O'Connor had predicted that the need to think about race could disappear in 25 years.
The New York Times has a detailed story Tuesday by Tamar Lewin and Richard Perez-Pena, here.