Articles and Speeches
No Time for Complacency on Racial Diversity
As appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Last month a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a University of Texas policy that included consideration of race as part of an overall assessment of applicants was lawful. Applying the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, which upheld the University of Michigan law school's race-conscious admissions policy, the appeals court found that the challenged policy "used a holistic, multifactor approach, in which race [was] but one of many considerations," and was aligned with Grutter.