What Abigail Fisher’s Affirmative Action Case Is Really About


The Supreme Court will likely strike down affirmative action at colleges after hearing oral arguments yesterday in the case of Fisher v. Texas. Nikole Hannah-Jones (my favorite reporter on race and education) notes in this 2013 article that the plaintiff Abigail Fisher, a young white woman, likely would not have been admitted to the University of Texas even if the college did not factor in race in its admissions policy.


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