By Uma M. Jayakumar, Liliana M. Garces

The hugely expected U.S. splendid courtroom selection in Fisher v. college of Texas positioned a better onus on larger schooling associations to supply proof helping the necessity for affirmative motion rules on their respective campuses. it's now extra severe than ever that institutional leaders and students comprehend the facts in aid of race attention in admissions in addition to the demanding situations of the post-Fisher landscape.

This vital quantity stocks info documented for the Fisher case and gives empirical facts to assist tell scholarly dialog and associations’ judgements concerning race-conscious practices in greater schooling. With contributions from students and specialists excited about the Fisher case, this edited quantity files and stocks classes realized from the collaborative efforts of the social technology, academic, and felony groups. Affirmative motion and Racial Equity is a serious source for larger schooling students and directors to appreciate the nuances of the affirmative motion felony debate and to spot the demanding situations and capability ideas towards racial fairness and inclusion relocating forward.

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University of Texas (Boston College Law School Faculty Papers). edu/lsfp/594/ Center for Equal Opportunity. (2013). CEO praises Supreme Court’s Fisher decision, calls for end to racial admissions preferences [Press release]. , et al. (1997). The Hopwood decision in Texas as an attack on Latino access to selective higher education programs. pdf Domina, T. (2007). Higher education policy as secondary school reform: Texas public high schools after Hopwood. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 29, 200–217.

They file amicus curiae briefs to the court to present their position and to offer supporting The Legal Context and Research in Fisher 11 evidence. In this section, I summarize some of this evidence as it applies to the legal issues in the case. A Compelling Interest in the Educational Benefits of a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Student Body On the first prong of the strict scrutiny standard, Ms. Fisher herself did not challenge that UT Austin had a compelling interest to obtain the educational benefits of diversity (see Oral Transcript in Fisher).

These arguments were primarily based on alleged harms to the beneficiaries of race-sensitive admissions policies and to Asian American students. In Chapters 6 and 7 in this volume, we highlight these two important lines of argument and the relevant evidence that addresses them, as they will be important to consider in future efforts that seek to justify raceconscious policies in higher education. In Chapter 6, Kidder and Lempert address the claim that students suffer academic harms when their admissions credentials do not “match” their institutions, and they clarify how this so-called mismatch theory lacks a solid empirical basis.

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