By Lee Bollinger, TIME
When the Supreme Court revisits affirmative action in Fisher v. University of Texas on Dec. 9, the legalistic discussion of narrowly tailored means and race-neutral alternatives will obscure a more basic question: Do the searing events and protests that began in Ferguson, Mo., and continue to echo across the country leave any doubt about how far we have to go to overcome racial discrimination and to achieve a truly integrated society?
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- Thurgood Marshall and the Need for Affirmative Action (The New Yorker)
- Ahead of Fisher Showdown, Experts Defend Affirmative Action (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- What the Supreme Court Will Be Asking as It Revisits Affirmative Action (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- How this Supreme Court case could change college affirmative action (The Christian Science Monitor)
- Al Sharpton: Why We Must Affirm Affirmative Action (The Huffington Post)
- To fight racial isolation on campus, start with admissions (Sherrilyn Ifill , NAACP LDF in the Washington Post)
- The Upcoming Fisher v. University of Texas Affirmative Action Case Is About More than College Admissions (The Huffington Post)
- Abigail Fischer, SCOTUS, And What The Rhetoric About ‘Reverse Discrimination’ Ignores (ThinkProgress)
- Elise Boddie: Why Supreme Court Justices Should Celebrate College Diversity, Not Reject It (The New York Times)