The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Oct. 31 in a pair of cases that could potentially overturn the use of racial preferences in college admissions.
The challenges are against affirmative action policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.
In Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978), the Court permitted the use of "Affirmative Action." This meant, that regardless of academic performance, the school must accept a certain number of people from each race. So, if somebody normally wouldn't have gotten in, but their race had a low number of applicants that year, they could still sneak their way in.
That sounds amazing, right? Why shouldn't we give people from all races a fair chance?
That's exactly what the critics are saying. A school can only accept so many applicants. That means that for every student that got in because of affirmative action, there's another student who deserved to get in on academics that did not.
If they want entry to be fair, then fine. Let's make it fair.
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