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Davenport, Elizabeth K.; Howard, Betty; Harrington Weston, Sonja – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2018
Some of the nation's most prominent colleges and universities have abandoned their affirmativeaction-based admission policies and adopted race-neutral affirmative action as a result of twolawsuits against the University of Michigan, which threaten the availability of undergraduate andgraduate program access to applicants of color. In this article,…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, College Admission, Universities
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Malcom, Shirley M.; Malcom-Piqueux, Lindsey E. – Educational Researcher, 2013
Numerous legal scholars and social scientists have highlighted the ways in which research has informed judicial decision making. Because, in part, of convincing empirical research presented in several landmark cases (e.g., "Grutter v. Bollinger," 2003; "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1,"…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Race, Social Scientists, STEM Education
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Ledesma, Maria C. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2013
This article revisits the University of Michigan's 2003 affirmative action cases, "Grutter v. Bollinger" and "Gratz v. Bollinger." Through the aid of critical textual analysis and critical race theory, the author looks back at the predominant narratives that framed the challenge to, and defense of, race-conscious affirmative…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, State Universities, Critical Theory