Court rules Texas school can use race in admissions

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that The University of Texas can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions.

The court ruled that eliminating race from admissions would hurt diversity on the campus.

The original lawsuit was filed by undergraduate applicant, Abigail Fisher, who is white and was denied admission to the university in 2008.

Fisher claims the university’s affirmative action efforts amounted to racial discrimination.

She plans to continue with her lawsuit.

2 comments

  • MyViewpoint

    Similar to reserving spaces in a parking lot for handicapped people, if the rest of the lot is full and those are the only spaces open, you may not use those spaces.

  • MyViewpoint

    I'm not sure whether you are trying make a racist remark or gaffing at my metaphor. If the latter, I am comparing reservation of a percentage of college admission space for specific races to reservation of a percentage of parking lot space for handicapped persons. I am not referring to any race as being handicapped. The same reservation algorithm goes on with Internet and cellphone bandwidth for residential and commercial.

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