Skip to comments.Black students' group, NAACP file amicus brief in UT case
Posted on 08/14/2012 2:07:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
AUSTIN African American students at the University of Texas at Austin filed an amicus brief Monday supporting the university's race-inclusive admissions policy, which is under challenge in Fisher vs. Texas, the first Supreme Court case on affirmative action since 2003.
Co-authored by the NAACP, the Black Ex-Students of Texas and UT's Black Students Alliance, it was one of several friend-of-the court briefs filed Monday backing UT's admissions system, including one from the Obama administration calling diversity crucial to the missions of the U.S. armed forces and numerous federal agencies.
In court documents last week, UT defended its use of race as one of many factors in admissions decisions, arguing that its policies represent a constitutional holistic review that promotes diversity.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments Oct. 10. Its eventual ruling could impact university affirmative-action policies nationwide.
The case stems from a suit filed by Abigail Noel Fisher, a white student who claimed her race prevented her from being admitted as an undergraduate in 2008.
Seventeen amicus briefs have been filed on her behalf, including those of the Cato Institute, the Texas Association of Scholars and the Center for Individual Rights.
More than 35 organizations are supporting UT in the case, including the Anti-Defamation League, the National League of Cities, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
The black students' brief argues that removing UT's holistic review would cause a decline in African American enrollment and that of other underrepresented minorities, and that race neutrality in admissions would severely impair UT's ability to achieve its educational mission. The decline in diversity, they say, would harm all students by limiting their exposure to different people and experiences.
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“...the university’s race-inclusive admissions policy...”
Without reading the article, one may suppose that by “race inclusive” what they really mean is a policy favoring Blacks with a panoply of lowered admissions standards, financial and scholarship incentives, and a variety of other preferential treatments.
In fact, it would be quite remarkable these days if the Orwellian double-speak use of the words “race inclusive” were anything but very emphatically race EXclusive.
Institutions of “higher education” are completely politicized and screwed up.
“BLACKS WANT TO KEEP RACIST PROGRAMS”
—(”We ain't done by a damn sight paying Whitey back for whipping our great great great great grandaddies!” explains grad student Killacrackah Mohammad)
African American students University of Texas at Austin amicus brief: because of our race/skin color we are naturally incompetent and unable to overcome that liability.
That’s the essential argument. How is that different than what the KKK or white supremacists say?
How does that message and affirmative action itself improve the outcome of urban, government schools at which other blacks are enrolled?
and that race neutrality in admissions would severely impair UT’s ability to achieve its educational mission.
What a sack.
Its educational mission should be to teach the students that are enrolled.
What they meant was race neutrality would effect it social mission not its educational mission........
How sad black students have bought the lie that they can’t achieve success on their own.
What they are actually admitting is that black students cannot compete on equal terms with white students.
It is the basis for all Affirmative action relations.
At one time it was thought that Affirmative action would only be needed for a few years while the black students integrated into the white school systems caught up with the whites.
Well that was many years ago and by now,one would think they would have caught up. Apparently it will take much longer though integration has brought many white students down it still isn’t equal.
In other words: “Morons to the front of the line!”
The Cargo Cult fears that the big bird in the sky will stop landing and dropping off free goodies.
Whites needs to push down the gas pedal on this and go full-blown redneck-TEA PARTY and STOP APPLYING AT THIS SCHOOL! Take your cash and kid and go elsewhere.
So, 2 affiliated groups (affiliated by skin-color) file and amicus brief in order to refute the claims of a single white female.
Is there no “What Student Alumni” or “White Student Union” to file a contrary amicus brief? Lacking this, the case should be tossed on its merits.
They do have that attitude. I see it first hand in my job. HOWEVER!!!...never do they think about just where they’d be today had not their ancestors been brought here as a result of the slave trade hundreds of years ago.
Both my sisters went to UT, but that was back in the 70s. The students now are really dumbed down. We have several neighbors who sent their kids there and the kids were smarter when they started than when the left. Tells you a lot about their voting beliefs too.
That's got to be the issue here. Now, I realize that many people of other races have speculated that blacks are generally inferior to other races, but now the NAACP and black students seem to be confirming that rather controversial proposition.
As usual, the GOP is completely worthless on the issue of racial preferences. They seem to have a big problem defending the interests of people who are naturally inclined to vote for them.
Why doesn’t Rick Perry and the GOP State Legislature do something about this? Why don’t they end the use of racial preferences in Texas’ public universities?