Court Strikes Down Michigan’s Ban on Race-Conscious College Admissions

This is a case that I have been following for several years and we discuss in my Assessment course. It is a landmark court case that has implications across the US. Here is a high level overview about what was decided:

“A narrowly divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a voter-passed ban on the use of race-conscious admissions by Michigan’s public colleges, holding that the measure had unconstitutionally put racial-minority members at a distinct legal disadvantage in seeking from public colleges the same preferential treatment that other categories of students enjoy.Source

For more information on this case see:

http://chronicle.com/article/Court-Strikes-Down-Michigans/135818/

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