Good News About Affirmative Action's Future

By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones - June 30, 2013

Although the Supreme Court's decision earlier this week in the University of Texas affirmative action case was basically a punt, the end appears to be very near for racial preferences in university admissions. The case was sent back to the Fifth Circuit Court for review, and the majority opinion said that the court could uphold affirmative action only if "no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the educational benefits of diversity." That's a very stiff test, and one that neither UT nor any other university is likely to meet.

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