Affirmative Action Case Decision Upheld
The decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
on the case Fisher vs University of Texas at Austin was revealed recently. The court of appeals chose to uphold the Supreme Court's decision regarding this affirmative action case, claiming the use of affirmative action to provide diversity enriched the education and flow of ideas possible at the University. The Supreme Court decision itself as a landslide 7 to 1 decision in favor of upholding the affirmative action policies taken by the University of Texas.
The question of whether or not affirmative action is constitutional remains a dubious one. The college admission process itself is rather questionable and many candidates more qualified in many ways than other candidates often get turned down, regardless of race. The process is often unfair and as the number of qualified applicants rises every year, a fair method of selection becomes harder and harder to find. There is also the question of whether or not affirmative action achieves its goal in the first place. Many of the minority students taking advantage of affirmative action aren't necessarily disadvantaged and don't necessarily bring much diversity to the campus. What are your opinions on this case?