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University of Texas May Use Race As A Factor In Admissions, Court Rules
Guardian (UK)R ^ | July 15, 2014

Posted on 07/15/2014 8:28:33 PM PDT by Steelfish

University of Texas May Use Race As A Factor In Admissions, Court Rules Federal appeals court rules in affirmative action case that barring race as a factor would harm diversity on campus

15 July 2014

A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race in its undergraduate admissions, a year after the US supreme court sent the case back to a lower court.

A 5th US circuit court of appeals panel ruled 2-1 that barring the university from using race would hurt diversity on campus. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed in 2008 by Abigail Fisher, who is white and was denied admission.

"We are persuaded that to deny UT Austin its limited use of race in its search for holistic diversity would hobble the richness of the educational experience," the panel found.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
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1 posted on 07/15/2014 8:28:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Just in time for Barry’s Kids! Hey whitey, keep your kids off of OUR campus!


2 posted on 07/15/2014 8:36:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Steelfish

Modern variant on the Chinese Exclusion Act.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 8:36:58 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Steelfish

No WASP’s need apply.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 8:42:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: Steelfish

Cough, Hopwood v. State of Texas 1996, cough.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 8:43:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Steelfish
A 5th US circuit court of appeals panel ruled 2-1 that barring the university from using race would hurt diversity on campus.

So?

6 posted on 07/15/2014 8:46:19 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Steelfish

only problem is there already exist SCOTUS rulings that say otherwise


7 posted on 07/15/2014 8:50:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Steelfish

Gringos need not apply.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 8:50:58 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Steelfish

The UT administration joins the demonicrat racist traitors.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 8:58:58 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Steelfish; All

The only aspect of race that the states have amended the Constitution to expressly protect is voting rights as evidenced by the 15th Amendment.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 9:02:10 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Carl Vehse

Texas heading to be a blue-state. It all starts with schools and colleges.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 9:07:51 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Bad ruling, violating the very Constitution they claim to be upholding (and they know it.) This demands to be appealed.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 9:59:02 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Steelfish

In this court’s view, some nonsense called “Holistic Diversity” is more important than equality under the law.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 10:05:42 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Steelfish

I thought the courts have already ruled this activity is reverse discrimination and is against the law???


14 posted on 07/15/2014 10:11:03 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Steelfish

According to the court, discrimination is now protected under the Constitution. I’ll have to remember that.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 10:37:29 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Steelfish

Why is it just assumed, without question, that “diversity” is so necessary to accomplish the college mission?


16 posted on 07/16/2014 1:08:31 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Such an enlightened age we are living in huh?

And they justify discrimination against whites by saying if we don’t it will “hobble the richness of the educational experience.”

What does this even mean? I’m trying to formulate words to express my thoughts but can’t seem to find them.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 5:01:46 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Steelfish

What’s being left out is the top 10% system is BS as well.

Let in the top 10% from Detroit and the top 10% from Grosse Pointe into Michigan’s system and Im sure they will all succeed.

Abigail was in the top 12% of a mostly white and Asian school district (Sugar Land TX). If she went to school in the ghetto she probably would have bene top 5%.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 7:18:42 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: biff

The Supreme court ruled against t.u.
That doesn’t stop them.
The have quotas and that is that.
White kids with high grades and lots of potential have to get behind ethnic or foreign applicants. That is the culture of the school. That is the choice they have made.
I have family and friends who graduated from there, but they will not send their kids there because of the radical change in the culture of that school. They send their kids to Tech or A&M instead.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 7:25:46 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

If the SC ruled against UT then what is this last court ruling about? Is UT just a smaller version of Obama and they do what they want regardless?

Mine went to TT.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 8:17:41 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Carl Vehse
The UT administration joins the demonicrat racist traitors.

Universities and their administrators have always been democratic racist traitors.

21 posted on 07/17/2014 8:19:41 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Dagnabitt

Or, for that matter, the best education for those at the different levels appropriate to different levels of schools. See T. Sowell.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 8:40:02 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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