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By Uma M. Jayakumar, Liliana M. Garces

The hugely expected U.S. ideally suited court docket choice in Fisher v. college of Texas put a better onus on larger schooling associations to supply facts assisting the necessity for affirmative motion guidelines on their respective campuses. it truly is now extra serious than ever that institutional leaders and students comprehend the proof in help of race attention in admissions in addition to the demanding situations of the post-Fisher landscape.

This vital quantity stocks details documented for the Fisher case and gives empirical facts to assist tell scholarly dialog and associations’ judgements relating to race-conscious practices in larger schooling. With contributions from students and specialists serious about the Fisher case, this edited quantity files and stocks classes discovered from the collaborative efforts of the social technology, academic, and criminal groups. Affirmative motion and Racial Equity is a serious source for better schooling students and directors to appreciate the nuances of the affirmative motion felony debate and to spot the demanding situations and strength options towards racial fairness and inclusion relocating forward.

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Notes 1. In this chapter, I use the terms race-sensitive, race-conscious, and affirmative action interchangeably. Parts of this chapter are based on an amicus curiae brief filed by American Social Science Researchers (2013) in support of UT Austin in Fisher v. University of Texas (2013), for which I served as counsel of record. 2. For a more extensive discussion and critique of the extension of strict scrutiny review to race classifications that are intended to help racial minorities, see for example, Olivas (1997), Simmons (1996), and Garces (2014).

73 and a LSAT of 171” (Brodin, 2013, p. 25). The University of Michigan’s deputy counsel Liz Barry further noted that there were “plenty of white students with grades and test scores lower than Ms. Grutter’s who got into the law school,” demonstrating that the university’s admissions policy examined applicants holistically (Brackett, 2001). S. Supreme Court agreed with the University of Michigan’s defense, in a 5–4 majority opinion authored by Justice O’Connor. As Justice Powell had found in Bakke, the Court in Grutter found that universities had a compelling interest in student body diversity.

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