YouSpeak: Affirmative Action
Should race be a factor in college admissions?
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of two white applicants to the University of Texas who claim they were unfairly rejected because of state admissions procedures that favor racial and ethnic minorities.
While the court won’t hear the case before next October, supporters and critics of affirmative action are already girding for battle. Both sides agree that if the court were to abolish racial preferences in higher education, it would reduce the number of African American and Latino students on college campuses. And while the court’s decision would directly impact state schools, most legal experts agree that it would affect private institutions as well.
With that in mind, this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Should affirmative action be a factor in college admissions?”
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