Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Case Renews Focus on Race in College Admissions
by Claudio Sanchez
March 1, 2012
College and university presidents are wringing their hands over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to revisit the issue of affirmative action next fall. Critics of racial preferences are thrilled because the court could significantly restrict the use of race in admissions, but proponents of affirmative action say this would be a huge setback for institutions struggling to diversify their student body.
Their biggest fear? That when the court decides Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, colleges will have to once and for all remove race and ethnicity from consideration in their admission policies.
Full Story: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/01/147663617/case-renews-focus-on-race-in-college-admissions