Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Challenging affirmative action could negatively impact racial minorities in college admissions

The Wellesley News
EDITORIAL | Debate is reignited
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 14:02

On Feb. 21, the Supreme Court announced that it would take a major case concerning race in admissions at the University of Texas. Abigail Fisher, who was not granted admission to the University of Texas, Austin under a state law known as the Top Ten Percent Plan— guaranteed college admission for the top ten percent of high school students—claims that this was due to reverse discrimination. Fisher's case is weakly supported but has brought the debate on affirmative action back into the limelight. Unfortunately, the newly conservative composition of the court might encourage a shift in the existing sympathetic policies toward affirmative action, greatly affecting the opportunities of racial minorities in college admissions.

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