Thursday, October 25, 2012

In Support of Affirmative Action, Swarthmore Files Amicus Brief for Supreme Court Case

Sarah Coe-Odess, student writer 
October 25, 2012

"The brief, which is 43 pages, provides three main arguments. The first concerns educational institutions’ interest in a diverse student body and their subsequent need to take diversity into account in admissions. The next argument claims that schools benefit in many ways by having a diverse student body and that the Supreme Court should recognize and protect these benefits. Lastly, the brief discusses that a ruling that declared affirmative action unconstitutional would deprive academic institutions of necessary academic freedom and autonomy."

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