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Affirmative Action in College Admissions and the US Supreme Court

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Image-for-WWLA.jpgIn the Grutter case almost 10 years ago, a divided US Supreme Court rejected racial quotas in college admissions. But it said race could be one factor in the effort to diversify student bodies and make up for the history of racial discrimination. It was a divided decision, and the court said it would take up the issue again. Today, in the case of Abigail Fisher, a white student rejected by the University of Texas, it made good on its promise. We hear what the Court heard about race-based and race-neutral strategies.

Credits

Guests:
Jess Bravin - Wall Street Journal - @JessBravin, Linda Chavez - Center for Equal Opportunity, Theodore Shaw - Columbia Law School, Richard Kahlenberg - Century Foundation - @rickkahlenberg

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Anna Scott, Evan George