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Barbara Grutter brought the University of Michigan Law School to court when Michigan admitted less-qualified minority applicant get in while Gutter was denied admission. In 2003 the Supreme Court ruling was Universities are aloud to use race a factor in admissions. Collages are aloud to use race as a factor as long as the college isn’t using the racial quota system or setting aside a specific number of offers for minority applicants.

According to Sean Coughlan, a BBC news author, people have been supporting and wanting wider access to universities for ethnic minorities causing more diversity in colleges since the ‘60s. “Student body diversity is a compelling state interest that can justify race in university admissions.” (New York Times) Diversity is important but allowing race as a factor may actually be defeating the purpose of using race it as a factor.

Colleges and Universities are starting to “But this latest claim is not about the type of historical attempts by minorities to stake a claim in white dominated institutions. Instead, it is a minority group claiming that some applicants are unfairly losing out on places because of the efforts to maintain diversity among other minorities.” (BBC).

The Trump administration agrees race should not be a factor. “officials seemed to signal their intent by replacing the Obama statements with … The Bush-era document stresses a preference for “race-neutral” methods for placing students.” (Washington post)

Works Cited
Anderson, Nick, and Moriah Balingit. “Trump administration moves to rescind
Obama-era guidance on race in admissions.” The Washington Post, 3 July www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-moves-to-rescind-obama-era-guidance-on-race-in-admissions/2018/07/03/78210e9e-7ed8-11e8-bb6b-c1cb691f1402_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b1b97e6cc67c. Accessed 30 Nov. 2018.
Coughlan, Sean. “Should Race Count in University Admissions?” BBC News, 17 Oct. 2018,
www.bbc.com/news/business-45867300. Accessed 30 Nov. 2018.
Jacobs, Tom. “10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know.” The New York Times Web Archive, archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/featured_articles/20080915monday.html. Accessed 30 Nov. 2018.

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