An Affirmative Action is a policy or program that guarantees equal education and employment opportunities amongst all people. It was set in to plan to, over time, get rid of discrimination, which could be considered race, gender, and ethnical profiling. Affirmative Action programs take in account that in previous times many groups of many have been discriminated against, and this plan gives them their opportunities back.
Fisher v. University of Texas is an United States Supreme Court case that revolves around the admission policies of the University of Texas, and how the policies were going against the affirmative action program in a negative way. Abigail Fisher was a white female who felt that who admission status to The University of Texas had been unfairly considered. Miss. Fisher then went on to state that her federal civil rights laws were dishonored. She argued this and says she was denied admission because she is white. In the recent decision of the court case, the US Supreme Court responded to the lower court by giving them an incomplete and to try again. This was decided on by a 7-1 vote. They also confirmed that affirmative action can only be considered constitutional in slim to none situations.
In the defensive corner of The University of Texas, they do release the information that they accept an average of three-quarters of its students to who graduated near the top of their high school class. The article also mentions that when Miss. Fisher has applied to The University of Texas, that they had been accepting the top ten percent of the high school classes, which could have given her a greater advantage. When applying for almost any big University now, on the application you usually have to provide your race for minority, majority circumstances. Even though it may seem as if it the case will come to a close soon, this is the total opposite. The court’s decision on affirmative action is not final quit yet.
Bill Powers, The University of Texas’ president, made it clear that the school would protect its standing on the case before the courts again. With his confidence in the court case’s future decisions he stays on the positive standpoint that it will end in the universities favor. His statements after the recent decision were all in the summary that The University of Texas provides diversity for the educational department on…