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Hopwood V. Texas Case Analysis

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The race is always a big part of any society, but it is probably a very critical subject in the American society. The United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world in terms of race, religion, culture, and other subjects. The United States passed by much racial inequality, and segregation, which was by-laws. But, when time passed, many of these laws were revised and new laws were held to ensure equality. The United States courts have experienced many cases regarding racial inequality in terms of education and admissions to the universities. The Fisher v. University of Texas (2016) is a very important and recent case because it was after many similar cases that affected the affirmative action policies in universities admission.…show more content…
Texas was a very critical case that impacted the admission laws in Texas. Even though it did not go to the Supreme Court because they refused to review it. According to Wikipedia.org, “Hopwood v. Texas was the first successful legal challenge to a university's affirmative action policy in student admissions since Regents of the University of California v. Bakke”(Para.1) According to texastribune.org, “The Hopwood v. Texas overturned race-based admissions policies at public universities in Texas”(Para.1). The white plaintiffs had better grades and qualifications than many admitted minorities, which was the main reason for them to go to the courts. The decision was taken in The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals, which ruled for the four plaintiffs, and that it is unconstitutional to use race when reviewing applicant’s…show more content…
In the Fisher V. Texas (2016) Supreme Court Case, most of the above cases were used as a precedent to take the final decision in this particular case. According to Oyez.org, the Fisher V. Texas (2016) case started when Abigail Fisher applied to the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and was denied admission. Fisher did not qualify for the texas top ten percent plan, which I explained above, so she was not guaranteed admission, and she had to compete for the remaining spots. The university used race as one factor in the holistic review, which was purposely to ensure diversity in the student body. According to Oyez.org, “Fisher sued the University and argued that the use of race as a consideration in the admissions process violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth
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