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
  
The previous decision had been in 2003, and there had been a similar ruling in Michigan. In the early 2000’s, eliminating all reference to race in school policy had been a libertarian policy goal and I had gone into it on my hppub site.  

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