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ERIC Number: ED546461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Challenges to Affirmative Action Race Conscious College Admissions Policies Affecting the Affordability of Higher Education for African American Students
Sky Lark, Taj'ullah
Online Submission
The instability of the U.S. economy and its competitiveness in the global market has lead to increase request for investment in Higher Education programs. There exists a rising awareness among scholars of how inextricably education is tied to the strength of the economy, the well being of its populace, as well as the importance of a diversified student body. However, there still remain complex financial barriers for African American students' ability in meeting the cost of rising tuition with the lack of race conscious financial aid. Race conscious financial aid has been attributed to minority academic success and ensuring equal access to college which is in keeping with Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in the context of Higher Learning Institutions, the enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Affirmative Action policies. Proponents argue its constitutionality.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Age Discrimination Act 1975; Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Bakke v Regents of University of California; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Education Amendments 1972; Fourteenth Amendment; Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al; Hopwood v Texas; Proposition 209 (California 1996); Title IX Education Amendments 1972