Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear an affirmative action case that could undo a decision it reached back in 2003, according to an article in the New York Times, Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Affirmative Action Case. Nine years ago, the court ruled it was legal for colleges and universities to use race as a factor in enrollment. That decision may change, however, with the makeup of the new court.
The debate over the pros and cons of affirmative action has been a long and heated one. Back in 2009, civil rights legend Julian Bond said students are not stigmatized if race is taken into account during the enrollment process.
But Ward Connerly, author of the autobiography Creating Equal: My Fight Against Race Preferences, says the impact of curtailing affirmative action in California actually helped all minorities.
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