Access and Fairness in the Fisher Affirmative Action Case
Baltimore Afro-American, June 2013
2 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2013
Date Written: June 5, 2013
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
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