Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Affirmative Action Argument by University of Texas Draws Praise, Invites Criticism

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

WASHINGTON – In the latest brief filed in the affirmative action case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, the University of Texas at Austin defends diversity but denies that race is being used in any way that puts a person from a particular race at a disadvantage.

“Diversity improves academic outcomes and better prepares students to become the next generation of leaders in an increasingly diverse society,” the brief says in one passage. “Consistent with the holistic and modest way in which race is considered, it is impossible to tell whether an applicant’s race was a tipping factor for any given admit,” it says in another.

Full Story: http://diverseeducation.com/article/17278/

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