Lawsuit Raises Issue of Why Affirmative Action Is Still Needed

Full story: The Texas Observer

The fate of affirmative action at America's colleges could rest on a dispute over $100. Abigail Noel Fisher, a white woman from Richmond, Texas, has sued the University of Texas over the $50 application fee and $50 housing deposit she forfeited when the school did not admit her to its Austin campus as a freshman in 2008.
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Since: Apr 11

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Dec 28, 2011
 
Well blacks are not getting any smarter and jobs are not getting any easier....

“There's enough for everyone”

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Dec 28, 2011
 
Mr Zaius wrote:
Well blacks are not getting any smarter and jobs are not getting any easier....
Seems like a downward spiral to me.

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Dec 28, 2011
 
I thought the Supreme Court already ruled that programs explicitly favoring minorities were unconstitutional.

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Dec 28, 2011
 
Remember Jennifer gratz
She applied for admission to the University of Michigan, was rejected, and sued the school in 1997. Paired with a similar case against the University of Michigan Law School, her case made its way to the Supreme Court in 2003.

She sued because 85 minorities with lower scores thAn hers wes admitted but 1200 white students with lower scores than hers was admitted to but they had to make a big deal about the race of 85 students than the 1200

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Dec 28, 2011
 
1200 white kids got in with lower scores that wasn't a problem
85 minorities with low scores get in and that is a big deal

Smh @ white ppl

And the girl in this story suing for 100 dollars didn't even have good grades

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Dec 28, 2011
 
White women can't claim discrimination when white women are the biggest recipients of affirkative action. I call bull sheeeeet!
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Dec 29, 2011
 
Kimberly1990 wrote:
I thought the Supreme Court already ruled that programs explicitly favoring minorities were unconstitutional.
The key word is explicitly. Be honest with us, Kim. Can you honestly say that you haven't been held to a lower standard by your school, both in admissions and grading? I doubt it.
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Dec 29, 2011
 
Lawsuit Raises Issue of Why Affirmative Action Is Still Needed. Affirmative Action was bullsh!t from the start. We had to dummy down everything so the blacks could get a job. Then they couldn't hold the damn things. What a mistake.

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Jun 24, 2012
 
You have blacks and latinos from the worst ghetto highschools in Houston getting into college over Asians & whites with higher scores in suburban highschools.

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