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    given people a plagued view of America since its existence, and this issue of race does not stop when it comes to college admission. In 2003, a case known as Grutter v. Bollinger came in front of the Supreme Court and challenged the constitutional protection or lack of on an affirmative action plan adopted by an university. Grutter deals with the role the state plays in including a minority group into a larger part of the schools student body for educational benefits; this is the basis of affirmative action. The problem some people say of this is that under-favored minority groups are occasionally felt like they are pushed aside for these other group members. The challenge to affirmative action brought…

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    admissions. The Grutter v. Bollinger Supreme Court case concerning racial diversity in public colleges across America had greatly impacted many policies on affirmative action in regards to student admissions. The case involved Barbara Grutter and her dispute with the University of Michigan because she was denied acceptance to the university despite having qualified LSAT scores and GPA, and she argued that it was due to her not…

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    Abstract The Grutter v. Bollinger case is considered one of the Supreme Court Landmarks. This case, applying student, Barbara Gutter was denied acceptance into The University of Michigan Law School because of the university’s affirmative action police and her race. This case review covers the facts of the case, including the name of the case and its parties, what happened factually and procedurally, the judgment, the issues of what is in dispute, the courts holding, rationale, dissent of the…

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    Court ruled that it was constitutional to use race as a factor for admission. The holistic review admissions process that includes race as one of the special circumstances at the University of Texas at Austin is constitutional because it helps the university achieve its goal of having a diverse student body and with its diversity involving many factors such as race, income, and personal upbringing. The precedent case for this is Grutter v. Bollinger. In this case the Supreme Court ruled that…

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    protect the rights and liberties of citizens against this interference and therefore it is unjust. The law put in place does in fact infringe on the privileges and immunities clause, because it does not only forbid states from withholding from American citizenship, but also the state. Additionally, I think that the butchers were kept from their equal protection rights because they were not receiving equal rights to their property as others are. The fact that the majority thinks that these…

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    In the Grutter v Bollinger case the court decided, “race-conscious admissions policies must be limited in time” (Alger). This ruling helps limit how much power colleges have to admit minority students over other students. A common question on college applications is for the applicant to check the box that defines which race they are. This practice allows colleges to factor race into whether a student is admitted or not. With the usage of quotas in admission processes, this further adds to the…

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    some of my knowledge of them. I will be breaking up my events into three sections, going from the cases of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Right Act of 1965 and lastly Affirmative Action. These cases had a tremendous impact on the Civil Right Movement, they opened doors for the issues…

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    Case: Plessy v. Ferguson Cite: 163 U.S. 537 (1896) Vote: 7-1 Opinion: Brown Facts: • In 1890 Louisiana passed the Separate Car Act. o Required different cars for blacks and whites on railroads. • A group of citizens formed Comité des Citoyens in order to repeal and/or fight the laws effect. o Formed by black, creole and white New Orleans Residents • The group persuaded Homer Plessy, a mixed race free man to participate in a test. o Even though he had some European background he was still…

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    (Cliff notes) states that is is just reverse discrimination. It is wrong for police departments to give this kind of special treatment to minority groups who are not victims of discrimination just to eliminate a past problem. Some white police officers have found this to be a threat to their jobs and police forces then have lowered standards for the hiring of minorities in the police force. Affirmative action has had many arguments on if it is actually fair or not. If think about it, a person…

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    Affirmative action, by definition, is an action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education. Using varying instruments and policies, Affirmative Action aims to help underrepresented groups have a better job opportunities or college admissions. Generations of people have been disadvantaged by institutionalized discrimination and one way to remedy this is to place a policy that evens out the playing field. There has been…

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