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Nguyen, David H. K. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2014
Using race as a factor in admissions policies was contested in "Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin." Although the U.S. Supreme Court firmly held in "Grutter v. Bollinger" that race can be considered among many factors in admitting students, the recent decision in "Fisher" has posed many questions and challenges…
Descriptors: Universities, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Race
Douglass, John Aubrey – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide on the contentious issue of Affirmative Action, and specifically the use of race in admissions decisions in public universities. Despite differences in the details, seasoned veterans of affirmative action debates are experiencing déjà vu. In this case, Abigail Noel Fisher claims overt racial…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, Racial Discrimination, College Applicants
Krueger, Alan; Rothstein, Jesse; Turner, Sarah – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2006
In Grutter v. Bollinger (2003), Justice Sandra Day O'Connor conjectured that in 25 years affirmative action in college admissions will be unnecessary. We project the test score distribution of black and white college applicants 25 years from now, focusing on the role of black-white family income gaps. Economic progress alone is unlikely to narrow…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, African Americans, Whites, College Applicants