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The Fight to Save Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action could become a thing of the past— on the academic level at least. At press time, the US Supreme Court was expected to make a decision that would affect the future of the landmark Grutter v. Bollinger case, which set a precedent by allowing race to impact college admissions. Two major lawsuits— Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action— are looking to do away with the 10-year-old policy.

The first case involves a White woman who says the acceptance board denied her college application because lesser-qualified minority students were given preference. The second, to be ruled on this fall, was filed by Michigan’s attorney general, who is appealing his state’s Supreme Court decision to reinstate affirmative action at public institutions.

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