Abigail Fisher applied for admission to the University of Texas in 2008 and was denied. She was unqualified for the university’s top ten percent plan (Ten percent plan definition: guaranteed admission for any student in the top ten percent of their high school class (has to be in state of Texas)). For those who do not meet the requirements of the ten percent plan their applications are determined by several factors such as race. Fisher proceeded to sue the University, and claimed that utilizing race as a factor for the application process violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. She claimed that the University discriminated her for being white, but the district court claimed the admissions process constitutional. Then
In this case analysis, Molly Wright was murdered on 27th Sept 2006, at Redhill Gardens, Airedale, Castleford in the United Kingdom. Bloodstain Pattern Expert Samantha Warna is correct in her testimony. She testifies that the victim, Molly Wright, was killed by her son in law and business partner, David Hill. If she said that she found blood stain patterns on his shoes, jeans, and the denim jacket that he was wearing at the time of her murder (Casey, 2012).
A person must be accountable for his/her actions. In the play “The Crucible” Abigail Williams is a victim of her society. She is a vindictive person who always had to have her way, and also lead the girls in the accusations. However, can she be excused or pardoned because of the influence of outside forces upon her?
When gender discrimination is mentioned, it is often in the case of a women being discriminated against. In this article Joe Hogan filed a lawsuit against MUW because he was denied admission due to his gender. In the district court he was denied preliminary injunctive relief. However, this decision was later overturned by the Supreme Court. The university was trying to hold on to its tradition. While Mr. Hogan was trying to get an education and a degree from a school near his home in Columbus, Mississippi.
Civil rights is a topic which is on everyone’s tongues a majority of the time. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the spotlight was on racial equality. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was gender equality that dominated the stage. In the modern day, it has shifted to same-sex rights. There is always a battle to live up to what America’s forefathers had dreamed of for this country: total equality in society. While it is an uphill battle more often than not, those who push for equality gain enough momentum to succeed in an ever-changing world. The long fight against gender discrimination in the education system is highlighted by the important case in Grove City College v Bell, the effects of the verdict of that case between 1984 and 1987, the passing of the Civil Rights Restoration Act, and how Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act has evolved in the modern day.
In 2008, Abigail Fisher is a white student from Houston who claims she was wrongly denied from admission to the University of Texas (in Austin). She sued UT for racial discrimination, which she claims she had the right of racial equality under the 14th Amendment.. UT denied her admission, and Fisher blamed the school’s affirmative action program, which includes race and ethnicity susceptible to being review for certain applications. One of her claims against UT was that there were students in class with lower grades and doing less activities than her, but were accepted to UT due to their race.
The medical school at University of California Davis had a special affirmative action program where minority groups members or economically and/or educationally disadvantaged applicants were given a special admission process where 16 places of the class’s 100 were reserved for them. Bakke was examined under the general admissions process and denied both times he applied despite his scores being significantly higher than the special program’s admitted students in both tests and interviews. Bakke then took to court claiming that the medical school had denied him admission solely on the basis of race, violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which states that no person shall
Grutter v. Bollinger 539 U.S. 306 (2003) - In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld the decision to allow colleges and universities to use race as a component in their admissions policies by ruling in favor of the University of Michigan’s law school admissions
The University of Texas, Abigail Fisher, a white female, was denied acceptance to the university. She argued that the reason she did not get into the school was because they based her application on race. The state of Texas passed a law to where the University of Texas has to accepted the top ten percent of each high school’s class. She was not in the top ten percent of her class, so she applied to the other non-ten percent. The university does base the applicants that are not a part of the top ten percent of race. Fisher filed a suit that it is a violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to base an applicant on race. The University of Texas argued that they base some applicants on a race to add a sense of diversity to the
...& Hart, M. (2013). Considering class: College access and diversity. Harvard Law & Policy Review, 7(2), 367–403.
The University of Texas’ holistic admission system does not survive a strict scrutiny test and is thus unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Strict scrutiny requires the University to have a compelling interest to institute affirmative action policies and the affirmative action policies must be narrowly tailored. In this case, the University does meet the condition of a compelling interest for diversity. As the respondents argued in their
In the case of University of California v. Bakke, Bakke had applied twice to the University of California Medical School, but was rejected both times. Despite the fact that Bakke’s GPA and exam scores were up to par, he was turned down in order to fill in the schools reserved place for “qualified” minorities. In order to dismantle exclusion from the medical program. His grades exceeded those of the minority students who had been admitted. Bakke was denied based on his race and the belief that this program would bring diversity but in reality they are trying to remove discriminatory motives but still end up discriminating against a race. Basing admission on race more than a persons hard achievements. Places have one set of qualification for minorities and another set of qualifications for the majority. If programs ...
Affirmative action has been a controversial topic ever since it was established in the 1960s to right past wrongs against minority groups, such as African Americans, Hispanics, and women. The goal of affirmative action is to integrate minorities into public institutions, like universities, who have historically been discriminated against in such environments. Proponents claim that it is necessary in order to give minorities representation in these institutions, while opponents say that it is reverse discrimination. Newsweek has a story on this same debate which has hit the nation spotlight once more with a case being brought against the University of Michigan by some white students who claimed that the University’s admissions policies accepted minority students over them, even though they had better grades than the minority students. William Symonds of Business Week, however, thinks that it does not really matter. He claims that minority status is more or less irrelevant in college admissions and that class is the determining factor.