Guest Commentary

A 'Color-Blind' Supreme Court Ignores The Realities Of Race

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


In more than 70 friend-of-the court briefs filed in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, supporters of the university asked the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the school's ability to take appropriate measures to encourage diversity in its classrooms. The Roberts Court may nonetheless strike down the University of Texas' nuanced admissions program, which considers race as only one of many factors in its review of student applications. Such a decision would be a huge blow to the victory achieved in Brown v. Board of Education, which affirmed our constitutional mandate to combat racial inequality.

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