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Let's get right to miss Megan who is in New York City deceiving as an analyzing the US Supreme Court saying it will decide whether the University of Texas has the right.
To take ethnicity and race into consideration when making admission decisions on students.
So this is this is enormous that this case will have.
Forever let not this could potentially wipe out the use of affirmative action.
In college admissions I mean it's.
It was a huge ruling when it came down the last affirmative action decision.
In 2003 by the US Supreme Court and they said you know it in time will probably reconsider this he can have affirmative action forever you know in time is not in any for a and a prediction back -- was 25 years later.
They would take a look at well here we are we're not in ten years there were nine years later the court looks very different than it did.
When it last affirmative action case went up to that the High Court.
And not only that but one of the liberals will be off of this case Alain AK -- because she was solicitor general at first when it got -- -- -- current levels they got.
The four liberals.
One of -- thoughts and I got three liberals.
Verses for conservatives and one swing justice Justice Kennedy who has not been a fan of affirmative action that's violence -- under which this -- out of buying the argument and you tell me where I'm going wrong because I know how much you enjoy doing all right.
The liberal point of view -- it in -- Supreme Court ruling last time around this list because of historical.
Directed primarily toward.
African Americans and native Americans.
The playing feel has still not been.
Installed at a level basis that cold surely.
Blacks in an American Indians are held back because they didn't have the -- -- they didn't have the traditions that the white people have.
They're so it is there's even bias in certain testing you know that when you consider the SET if I don't I throw that out I don't need effort on our iPhone but they here's what I do believe.
I do believe that that the cost of poverty particularly.
That an African American students and not all of them but a lot of them and and native American students are at a disadvantage live -- bad neighborhoods are right.
They don't get the tax.
Dollars that they do in a rich neighborhoods they don't go to prep school -- All of that so that society does have an obligation to -- is is that that is a primary argument.
For affirmative action in college admissions correct yes and there's really.
Not been a lot of question.
By sound mines that that has been a legitimate problem.
Okay so does admissions the -- that's entail and whether it remains a legitimate problem that needs why does that anywhere but does the other in -- Does the other override it I think it remains legitimate but -- you have to look at that the that the fairness issue that you are depriving.
People based upon race of a college.
That they would like we haven't equal protection clause in this country and it -- -- just protect minorities and also protects.
Whites and in this case you have a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas saying might be the reason I didn't get in is because.
Kids who had lowered GPA's lower test scores than I did.
Were admitted because of the color of their skin.
And even though the last case said you can consider race as one of many factors when you're making your admissions decisions.
She says the university of taxes.
Consider race as wade too big a factor and right then yeah you might have -- -- race continues she says that violates the constitution.
Right because what what what is happening here is that individual that student.
Is now being -- fairly treated.
To write an historical wrong and I -- I mean I'd I'm very sympathetic to that and the university would have to say.
Hey look the here's why the kid didn't get -- and if -- test scores are a hundred points higher than somebody else we admitted to explain well and I would sitting on the court right and typically the way you'd have to explain that is you would say look we had -- the following numbers minority enrollment was really abysmal.
And we needed to do something to boost the number.
Of a diverse applicants and diverse through -- signing -- -- -- but what what they are saying is that the University of Texas actually had.
-- no problem with adverse diversity -- among its student body -- back.
They were following a -- prior to -- is institute in -- affirmative action where they just accept everybody.
Who's in the top 10% of their classes and in the state and that includes many people of color so they -- saying this wasn't necessary and they use the last Supreme Court decision.
As -- mission essentially to make race.
An unusually heavy factor and went too far field even of the last supreme grounds that it's going to be hard for the court to define exactly what the factor should be.
Real quick when is this going to be a decided this summer we do we thought again our greatest fault not -- term next fall I'll probably before the presidential election at least the argument.
All right -- Megan thanks as always we --
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