US Supreme Court urged to end race-conscious admissions

May 30, 2012

In a brief filed Tuesday, 4 Asian-American groups are calling on the US Supreme Court to end race-conscious college admissions in a case involving the University of Texas at Austin, which is being sued by a white woman who was rejected by the institution. The brief, along with one recently filed on behalf of the plaintiff in the UT-Austin case, argues that the policy at the institution and similar policies elsewhere hurt Asian-American applicants, not just white applicants. This position runs counter to that of many Asian-American organizations that have consistently backed affirmative action programs. Inside Higher Ed | The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)