Ending Affirmative Action: 25 Years to GoBy Dr. Charles V. Willie
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor repeatedly mentioned “the educational benefits of a diverse student body” in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that approved the way the University of Michigan’s law school selects applicants for matriculation to diversify its student body. Specifically she said, “The law school’s educational judgment that such diversity is essential to its educational mission is one to which we defer.” Moreover, she acknowledged that in our society “race, unfortunately, still matters.” For this reason, the law school uses race as one of several student characteristics in admissions decisions.
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