Affimative Action in Higher Education: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (2013)

In 1997, Texas established a law requiring the University of Texas to admit students who completed in top ten percent rank of their high school classes. The University had to modify race neutral policy to ensure that the university admitted students from different races. Fisher application to the University of Texas was denied (Evans & Chun, 2015). She filed a law suit accusing the university of using race in it admission and violating the fourteenth amendment.

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Diversity is crucial as it enables people from different backgrounds to interact and learn from each other. The U.S needs diversity, and this cannot happen by chance hence the affirmative action should remain.

Evans, A., & Chun, E. (2015). Affirmative Action at a Crossroads: Fisher and Forward: ASHE
Higher Education Report, Volume 41, Number 4. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

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