An Alternative to Affirmative Action: Attributing Lack of Diversity in Undergraduate Institutions to a Failing Education System

Michele Sherratta

Abstract


In the recent Supreme Court decision, Grutter v. Bollinger, the Court upheld the use of race-based affirmative action in admissions processes at higher education institutions. In the course of holding that diversity is a compelling interest, and that narrowly tailored race-conscious programs may be used to achieve diversity at graduate and undergraduate institutions, the Court also noted that such “race-conscious admissions policies must be limited in time.”

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/lawreview.2004.15

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