Affirmative action: Fisher case could have far-reaching effects

Supreme Court to consider affirmative action lawsuit against the University of Texas

In this second of a four part series, we consider how Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a debate examining the constitutionality of considering race in the university admissions process, will impact higher education admissions nationwide.
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Affirmative action: A history of contention

Imminent US Supreme Court case places issue back in spotlight

The role of affirmative action in the university admissions process will once again be brought before the U.S. Supreme Court and into the national spotlight this week, representing the next step in a long history of debates that has often found itself played out at the University of California.
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Out of action

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: Despite a brief from Mark Yudof and 10 chancellors, affirmative action is not a suitable avenue to achieve diversity on campus.

California voters took to the polls on Nov. 5, 1996 and passed Proposition 209, which forbid state government organizations from considering race, ethnicity or sex in areas that include public education and employment. Suffice it to say, Prop 209 banned affirmative action in the state. Despite constant protest and legislative proposals to amend the law for public education, it still stands 16 years later — and that’s the way it should be.
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