Tonight we had an engaging conversation about Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case of Abigail Fisher, a white woman, who is suing the University of Texas for denying her admission based in part on race.
We discussed the following questions:
What is the biggest misconception about Affirmative Action in the College Admissions process?
Why is this case significant?
What will happen if the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiff and strikes Affirmative Action down? What will be the immediate effect?
Should the Supreme Court have the power to determine how students are admitted into a college or university? Why or why not?
If Affirmative Action is struck down, how about admitting students based on legacy? Gender? Special skills and athleticism?
The entire transcript is available. Affirmative Action Transcript #CollegeChat 2/28/12