Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision: Sends UT-Austin's Race-Conscious Admissions Back For Review

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    Jun 24, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision: Sends UT-Austin's Race-Conscious Admissions Back For Review

    "For the policy to meet the standard of strict scrutiny, according to Monday's majority, it must be absolutely necessary to achieve diversity on campus."


    "By joining Kennedy's opinion in full, Roberts and Alito laid to rest any speculation that they would subscribe to the more hard-line antagonism to affirmative action that Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas have long held and voiced again on Monday in separate opinions."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/supreme-court-affirmative-action-decision_n_3345534.html
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    Jun 24, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    She had no claim.

    There were only 841 spots left open after the top 10% from all high schools had been granted automatic admission. That's tough competition - more difficult than getting into Harvard. Places were granted based on GPA, SAT scores, and a 'personal achievement factor' comprised of two essays, leadership and service activities, and 'special circumstances'. Among those special circumstances were things like socioeconomic status and race.

    Yes, there were 47 students out of those 841 admitted who had lower test scores and grades than Fisher did. But only 5 of those students were black or latino - the rest were white. Explain to me how she was discriminated against "because she was white" when 89% of the students admitted with GPA and SAT scores below hers were her own race.

    There were also 168 black and latino applicants who had SATs and grades as good as Fisher's (and in many cases better) who were also denied admission. Got an explanation for that which supports the cries of "reverse racism"?

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    Jun 24, 2013 10:10 PM GMT
    msuNdc saidShe had no claim.

    There were only 841 spots left open after the top 10% from all high schools had been granted automatic admission. That's tough competition - more difficult than getting into Harvard. Places were granted based on GPA, SAT scores, and a 'personal achievement factor' comprised of two essays, leadership and service activities, and 'special circumstances'. Among those special circumstances were things like socioeconomic status and race.

    Yes, there were 47 students out of those 841 admitted who had lower test scores and grades than Fisher did. But only 5 of those students were black or latino - the rest were white. Explain to me how she was discriminated against "because she was white" when 89% of the students admitted with GPA and SAT scores below hers were her own race.

    There were also 168 black and latino applicants who had SATs and grades as good as Fisher's (and in many cases better) who were also denied admission. Got an explanation for that which supports the cries of "reverse racism"?

    I wonder who's sponsoring and promoting her case? The racist US Right Wing? Sounds like them. I'd like to see who's really behind her, since a private citizen doesn't bring cases like this to the US Supreme Court.