Supreme Court split on affirmative action
1. The Supreme Court's docket is filled to the brim with controversial hearings regarding abortion rights, the death penalty, unions and more. But first, the Supreme Court is tackling affirmative action in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, a white UT hopeful, is suing the university for "reverse racism," claiming their admission policy, which takes a student's race into account, is an example of "reverse racism."
2. If Justice Antonin Scalia's remarks yesterday were any indication of the court's opinion, things aren't looking great for UT. For more than a decade, the university has relied on an affirmative action admission plan that admits a student in the top ten percent of his or her graduating class, which increases racial diversity at the university.
3. So, is UT's admission process racist? Or should diversity be a priority for the nation's top universities?
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