SCOTUS Considers Affirmative Action

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Should colleges be allowed to use race to help decide whether to admit or reject prospective students? The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in a case that many believe could kill affirmative action at public colleges. Abigail Fisher is arguing that the University of Texas rejected her seven years ago because she’s white. University officials say she was unqualified.

If the court agrees with Fisher, the ruling could have a huge impact on minority enrollment in colleges across the country. What’s at stake?