ERIC Number: EJ1019128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
"Fisher v. Texas": Strictly Disappointing
Nieli, Russell K.
Academic Questions, v26 n4 p393-402 Dec 2013
Russell K. Nieli writes in this opinion paper that as far as the ability of state colleges and universities to use race as a criteria for admission goes, "Fisher v. Texas" was a big disappointment, and failed in the most basic way. Nieli states that although some affirmative action opponents have tried to put a more positive spin on the Court's 7 to 1 decision favoring Abigail Fisher, the bottom line is that the "Fisher" decision will change very little and do nothing to stop academic administrators intent to maintain the racial bean counting and quota- like admissions policies that have been in effect now at leading universities for the last forty years.
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Affirmative Action, College Admission, Admission Criteria, State Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al; Plessy v Ferguson