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ERIC Number: ED160011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-19
Pages: 31
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The Bakke Case and Special Admissions Programs: A Case for Concern.
Adamson, Bill
The Bakke case raised profound and critical issues for America, and the results of the Supreme Court decision will extend far beyond flaws in medical admissions policies. The Bakke decision is an economic one, with which affirmative action programs are incompatible; affirmative action programs involve a degree of economic engineering that the Bakke situation finds unacceptable. The surface of the case hides a modified Darwinian principle of the survival of the fittest and slickest, and the Bakke decision can be realistically expected to unleash a flood of lawsuits challenging the legality of affirmative action programs. This modified Darwinian principle will eventually be substituted for more humane legal principles by the Supreme Court. (Author/MSE)
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California; University of California Davis
Note: Paper written for a course in politics and public relations in education at Pepperdine University