The Supreme Court’s proceedings resembled a debate over educational research more than a fight over constitutional principles as the justices heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a challenge to race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at Austin.
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- ‘This Case Shouldn’t Be Here Again’: Activists Outside the Supreme Court on ‘Fisher’ and Race (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Supreme Court Justices’ Comments Don’t Bode Well for Affirmative Action (The New York Times)
- Argument analysis: Now, three options on college affirmative action (SCOTUSblog)
- U.S. Supreme Court closely split on use of affirmative action at universities (Los Angeles Times)
- George E. Curry: Don’t be Fooled by ‘Silent Clarence’ Thomas (Afro American)
- Thurgood Marshall and the Need for Affirmative Action (The New Yorker)
On Justice Scalia's comments about race:
- Supreme Court Justice Scalia Proves Why Affirmative Action Is Needed 50 Years After it Was Signed Into Law (Huffington Post)
- Scalia and affirmative action: How much has changed since segregation was the law? (Los Angeles Times)
- Does Affirmative Action Create Mismatches Between Students and Universities? (The Atlantic)
- Dear Supreme Court: No, Black Students Don't Need to Go to 'Lesser' Schools (Teen VOGUE)
- Here’s what Antonin Scalia doesn’t get about affirmative action (The Washington Post)
- With Remarks in Affirmative Action Case, Scalia Steps Into ‘Mismatch’ Debate (The New York Times)
- New Study Fuels Debate Over ‘Mismatch’ Theory in Race-Conscious Admissions (The Chronicle of Higher Education -- requires paid subscription)
- Supreme court's affirmative action comments are 'dead wrong' experts say (The Guardian)
- Scalia’s ‘Mismatch Theory’ a Foe to Diversity, Inclusion (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- The Justices' Questions on Affirmative Action (Inside Higher Ed)
- A Closer Look at a Comment From Justice Scalia That Sparked Outrage (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Scalia questions place of some black students in elite colleges (CNN)
- Justice Scalia Questions Whether Blacks Ought to Be At Top Tier Universities (The Root)
- Scalia: Black Students Don’t Need Affirmative Action Because They Benefit From A ‘Slower Track’ (ThinkProgress)