Race Issues | Affirmative action case allows race-based admissions to colleges and universities to continue
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/20/16, 04:31 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled against the principle of “Equal justice under law” (a phrase that also appears on the high court’s building) and allowed colleges and universities that receive tax dollars to continue factoring race into decisions to admit and reject individual applicants. By a 4-3 vote, the court in Fisher v. University of Texas last month held that UT’s race-based admissions practice did not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.