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University of Texas can use race
as factor in admissions, court rules

Los Angeles Times, by Maya Srikrishnan

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/15/2014 10:41:10 PM

The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering race boosted the university’s efforts to assemble a diverse student body. (Snip) The original lawsuit was filed by Abigail Fisher, a white woman denied admission to the university in 2008. She contended the university had discriminated against her in violation of the 14th Amendment. When the 5th Circuit ruled against her, she appealed to the Supreme Court. In June 2013, the high

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 7/15/2014 10:51:33 PM     (No. 9926487)

So, what happens if UT proclaims itself a traditionally white college and admits whites only ?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 7/15/2014 10:59:53 PM     (No. 9926498)

Diversity is the liberals second sacrament (only abortion is more important). But what they mean by ´diversity´ has nothing to do with diversity of thought.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 7/15/2014 11:17:58 PM     (No. 9926518)

So, the SCOTUS said race admission (quotas) have to be narrowly defined and rejected quotas at UT and sent the case back to the court that allowed unlimited quotas and the appeals court thumbed its nose at the supreme court and said quotas are cool? Is that what this kangaroo court did? Unfricking believable.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Eljay, 7/15/2014 11:21:58 PM     (No. 9926522)

would be justice if lots of good h.s. students cross u.t. off of their lists because the quality of the degree is sullied by "affirmative action" (race-based favoritism).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubber, 7/15/2014 11:24:44 PM     (No. 9926528)

Another Obama peetri dish ...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/15/2014 11:39:59 PM     (No. 9926541)

I love the fact that the admission of students in the top 10% of their class is a more effective means of achieving diversity without racial bias. I suspect that the Supreme Court will overturn this decision.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 7/16/2014 12:04:59 AM     (No. 9926566)

UT may achieve their racial diversity but it will only be for the freshman and sophomore years. That´s about as far as the majority of the diversees go.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tnorling, 7/16/2014 12:08:57 AM     (No. 9926571)

Ah yes, America is indeed a land of opportunity, for those with the right skin color. Who I feel so sorry for is smart, if not brilliant young white boys and girls who because of this emphasis on race, are denied entry to MIT, CIT, RPI, Williams, Harvard, etc. On the other hand, if colleges and universities admitted on scholarly accomplishment alone, it would be Asians who would predominate. So... Personally, I think it should be race blind, but tied to other things, like how rich is your daddy, how well do you play golf/football/etc.

Just somewhat serious, by the way...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 7/16/2014 1:06:09 AM     (No. 9926614)

Why doesn´t the Supreme Court declare Political Correctness the State Religion of America and get it done with?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/16/2014 1:32:21 AM     (No. 9926635)



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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/16/2014 1:35:05 AM     (No. 9926638)

What is more offensive is the all black colleges and the fact that they receive federal tax dollars. Worse yet, nobody objects to their racism.

Heading to the reservation whether we admit it or not.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyVet, 7/16/2014 2:05:34 AM     (No. 9926658)

Powers is glad for this ruling as it allows the UT law school some cover for admitting some dem ocrat politicians and their friends who clearly were not qualified and who could not pass the bar exam when they graduated.

In true Dem fashion, they want to impeach the person (a Rick Perry appointee) who brought the cronyism to light.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: toddh, 7/16/2014 9:24:42 AM     (No. 9927001)

So along with the school-shooting murderer the UT Law school will accept and graduate idiots.

Don´t they understand that some of us will *never* hire a UT lawyer? That the UT diploma means I will politely leave and find other representation?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 7/16/2014 10:24:20 AM     (No. 9927120)

So, does that mean that they could exclude blacks or latinos if they wanted to? Just asking. And, by the way, many latinos are Caucasian. How are they ever going to deal with them?

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