POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 6:19pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:06am
Is affirmative action in university admissions a measurement toward increasing the diversity of the student body, or does it violate the civil and constitutional rights of applicants to consider race and ethnicity in university admissions?
That’s what the Supreme Court will decide later this year. Earlier today the court said that it would once again confront the issue of affirmative action, using a case from the University of Texas for the possible landmark ruling.