College Admissions Shouldn't Use Race as a Factor in the Admissions Process

College Admissions Shouldn't Use Race as a Factor in the Admissions Process

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Discriminatory Racial Preferences in College Admissions Return to the Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Paraphrase)

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Discriminatory Racial Preferences in College Admissions Return to the Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Paraphrase)

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Abigail Fisher was a white Texas citizen she did not graduate in the top 10 of her class so her application to UT- Austin was thrown in with a group of students who would be chosen or denied based off of race. Her application was denied and she went on to sue the university for discriminating against her based on her race.

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Divided Supreme Court Confronts Race-Based College Admissions (Quote)

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"UT was vague about the way it employed racial preferences, and failed to prove it used them as "a necessary last resort" in pursuing diversity"

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Discriminatory Racial Preferences in College Admissions Return to the Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Paraphrase)

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More than 80 percent of minority enrollees for the 2008 freshman class...were admitted through the Top 10 Percent Plan, which suggests the use of racial preferences...is unnecessary

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John Vettese. "Should race be a factor in college admission?" Speak out, Annenburg Classroom. (Quote)

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"But in the interest of creating a learning environment that is not racially homogenous - and reflective of the country as a whole - the justices said race could be considered a plus to admitting a student, just as being a talented violinist or champion lacrosse player would be."

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John Vettese. "Should race be a factor in college admission?" Speak out, Annenburg Classroom. (Paraphrase)

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This article was mainly written to put the readers into the perspective of a student that is applying for colleges

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John Vettese. "Should race be a factor in college admission?" Speak out, Annenburg Classroom. (Paraphrase)

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Author John Vettese compares race to grades and extracurricular activity such as sports and music. He also brings up the fact that the several justices who previously ruled on this decision 9 years have all now retired therefore things might change as it is a new era with new justices

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Discriminatory Racial Preferences in College Admissions Return to the Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Summary)

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It is time for the Supreme Court to ban racial preferences and other discriminatory practices in college admissions.

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Dr. John Sparks. "Should Colleges be allowed to use Racial Preferences in Admissions to Achieve Diversity?" cnsnews. (Quote)

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"The issue of whether public colleges and universities can use race as an affirmative characteristic in admissions was first addressed by the Supreme Court in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. "

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Thorin Klosowki. "Should race still be a factor in college admission?" How stuff works money. (Quote)

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"The use of race as a factor in college admissions appears unlikely to end entirely anytime soon, though how it will be used in the future is yet to be seen. Students, educators and others argue for various types of change through essays, research and legal challenges. Some believe affirmative action did its job and that it's time to eliminate it completely. Others say it's a work in progress and needs to be reshaped to fit the modern needs. Others argue it is still needed and should be used to its full degree to help any minorities that might need assistance."

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Valeria Strauss. "Why race- based affirmative action in college admission still matters." The Washington Post. (Paraphrase)

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Valeria Strauss wrote this article to discuss why affirmative action is still important in todays society. Strauss also uses excerpts from Richard Rothstein to add more opinions to support her claim as to why race-based affirmative action in college admission still matters.

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Thorin Klosowki. "Should race still be a factor in college admission?" How stuff works money. (Quote)

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"When it boils down to the hard facts, most colleges and universities are concerned mainly with attaining a high graduation rate. The better your chance of completing your degree, the better your chance of being accepted. In the end, race -- if allowed to be considered at all -- is only one of the many factors college admissions officers can use when deciding to accept students."

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Dr. John Sparks. "Should Colleges be allowed to use Racial Preferences in Admissions to Achieve Diversity?" cnsnews. (Paraphrase)

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Abigail Fisher applied for admission to the University of Texas at Austin (UT) as part of the entering class of 2008. Little did she know that being rejected for admission under UT's race-conscious program would bring her before the U.S. Supreme Court, not once, but twice. Fisher v. University of Texas II is scheduled to be heard in the court's new term. The outcome will shape college and university admissions policies nationwide.

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Here's What Happens When You Ban Affirmative Action In College Admissions (Quote)

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Affirmative action policies, which encourage universities to use an applicant's race as an admissions factor in order to increase racial diversity on campus, were never meant to be permanent.

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Divided Supreme Court Confronts Race-Based College Admissions (Quote)

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Mr. Garre said UT "applauds those students," but nonetheless, "our interests in the educational benefits of diversity would not be met if all of our minority students were coming from depressed socioeconomic backgrounds." Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that benefit was exaggerated: "What unique perspective does a minority student bring to a physics class?"

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Divided Supreme Court Confronts Race-Based College Admissions (Quote)

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Mr. Garre said UT "applauds those students," but nonetheless, "our interests in the educational benefits of diversity would not be met if all of our minority students were coming from depressed socioeconomic backgrounds."

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Valeria Strauss. "Why race- based affirmative action in college admission still matters." The Washington Post. (Quote)

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"Affirmative action in college admissions for African Americans has been losing support in the United States for some time, with new "colorblind" methods of ending gaining ground in the courts."

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Here's What Happens When You Ban Affirmative Action In College Admissions (Quote)

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A 2013 University of Washington study found that minority students have a harder time getting accepted to public research universities in states that have banned affirmative action.

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Thorin Klosowki. "Should race still be a factor in college admission?" How stuff works money. (Paraphrase)

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Thorin Klosowki discusses how race plays a part in the college admissions process and how it might soon change.

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Discriminatory Racial Preferences in College Admissions Return to the Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Quote)

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Abigail Fisher argues that the school's policy of giving racial preferences to preferred minorities is discriminatory and violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Divided Supreme Court Confronts Race-Based College Admissions (Paraphrase)

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The people behind the college admissions applications constructed a program that would bring in more minorities and it did not have to do with their top 10% plan. They felt as if they had to dumb down the requirements for minorities such as African Americans to have what they are looking for.

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