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Access and Fairness in the Fisher Affirmative Action Case

2 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2013  

F. Michael Higginbotham

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: June 5, 2013

Abstract

Affirmative action raises difficult questions of access and fairness. Opponents argue that it discriminates against whites while proponents emphasize that it increases opportunities for underrepresented minorities. While concerns about fairness limit the scope and frequency of affirmative action, minority underrepresentation in highly selective colleges and universities continues to validate its use.

Keywords: affirmative action, fairness, minorities, discrimination, minority underrepresentation, higher education, colleges, universities, Supreme Court, Fisher v. University of Texas, litigation

JEL Classification: J71, J79, K19, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

Higginbotham, F. Michael, Access and Fairness in the Fisher Affirmative Action Case (June 5, 2013). Baltimore Afro-American, June 2013; University of Baltimore School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2318577

F. Michael Higginbotham (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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