Here is a good article about the Abigail Fisher affirmative action case currently in front of the Supreme Court. [link] Granted, the article has a slant, but it provides an incredibly detailed account of what's going on, including details about the plaintiff, who's bankrolling the case, and some history behind affirmative action in higher learning.
"I think that is incredibly important that people realize that today's proponents of colorblindness pretend that they are the heirs to Thurgood Marshall and John Marshall Harlan, but that is a lie. They are the heirs of Southern resistance to integration. And the colorblindness arguments that they use come directly from the Southern efforts to defeat Brown v. Board of Education." -Ian Haney-López: constitutional scholar at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
This case hits close to home for me, considering the defendant is my Alma Mater. It's also interesting to me that this same institution was the defendant in Sweatt V. Painter, a landmark case that helped chip away at the Plessy V. Ferguson and lead to the Brown decision.
Considering our discussions in class and online, I thought you might be interested in seeing this. Sorry for the extra reading. If you would like to talk about it with me I would be happy to talk.
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