Supreme Court upholds Affirmative Action in UT Austin case

- The gavel came down early this morning for a case the Supreme Court began arguing in December, Fisher vs. The University of Texas at Austin.

Abigail Fisher, a white student from Sugar Land, filed the case in 2012, claiming she was denied admission on the basis of her race.

This morning, the Justices, in a 4-3 decision, found UT’s use of race in admissions, lawful.

Several people at the University of Houston offered their reactions, including Outis Pham, who stated, “everybody should have a fair chance to enter all the universities they want to go to.”

His niece just began taking classes at the University of Houston, this summer. She’s an international student from Vietnam.

Today’s ruling reaffirms that the use of Affirmative Action, which was first introduced to college campuses in 1965, is still lawful.

We will have to wait and see if this decision, from a case that emerged in Texas will affect other universities with similar admissions practices, across the country.
 

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