Supreme Court does the right thing on race-conscious admissions

A demonstrator holds a sign aloft as the affirmative action in university admissions case was being heard at the Supreme Court in Washington, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
A demonstrator holds a sign aloft as the affirmative action in university admissions case was being heard at the Supreme Court in Washington, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

I’m relieved and so grateful that the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas at Austin’s protocol to consider race in admissions decisions. That doesn’t mean race should be the only cogent factor, but for university leaders who want to increase diversity in our schools–and we are among those who do–being able to consider race is an important tool. Usually, when breaking news alerts come through, something bad has happened. In this case, it was really good news! Here’s some of the coverage that got my attention right away. Barbara

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  1. neil lopez

    The Court’s affirmance of the University’s admissions policy today does not necessarily mean the University may rely on that same policy without refinement. It is the University’s ongoing obligation to engage in constant deliberation and continued reflection regarding its admissions policies

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