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ERIC Number: EJ1010703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Revisiting "Grutter" and "Gratz" in the Wake of "Fisher": Looking Back to Move Forward
Ledesma, Maria C.
Equity & Excellence in Education, v46 n2 p220-235 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 action policy in the University of Michigan cases. In the wake of "Fisher v. University of Texas Austin," the third affirmative action case to be heard before the United States Supreme Court within the last decade, the author suggests that revisiting "Grutter" and "Gratz" may be helpful to understand the evolution of arguments for and against affirmative action. (Contains 6 notes and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al