WASHINGTON — With the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action hanging by a thread at the Supreme Court, University of Texas officials are struggling to explain a policy that gives an extra edge to Latino and black students from middle-class households and top-performing high schools.
It is called “qualitative diversity,” and premier state universities, including the University of California, insist such policies are vital to preserving academic standards and combating stereotypes about minorities.
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- U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider UT affirmative action case (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
- At Texas' flagship university, many fear for diversity (USA Today)
- Bollinger calls for leadership on issues of affirmative action, racial discrimination (Columbia Daily Spectator)
- UT policy on admitting suburban minorities debated (San Antonio Express-News)
- Duke coaches weigh in on affirmative-action case (The Herald-Sun)