Carl Cohen Articles


Supremely Overdue

With Fisher v. University of Texas, the High Court can finally put an end to racial preferences in university admissions
Oct 01, 2012

Abigail Fisher, a white applicant to the University of Texas, contends that the university, in giving preference to minority applicants while rejecting her, discriminated against her unlawfully because of her color. The Supreme Court will hear the case this fall; it is likely that Fisher will prevail. The Texas 10 percent law and the special circumstances of that university present complications, of course, but the makeup of the Supreme Court today differs importantly from that of the Court that decided Grutter v.

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