Tuesday, December 1, 2015

UT case’s return to Supreme Court renews affirmative action debate

By David G. Savage

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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