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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in College Admissions - NBC News

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin, ending a protracted legal battle.



It was not immediately clear how far-reaching the ruling will be because of the specifics of the Texas program at issue.



A Texas law guarantees admission to the university for students in roughly the top ten percent of the graduating class of any Texas high school. To fill the remaining slots, about one fourth of each entering class, the school considers several other factors, including an applicant's race.



Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in College Admissions - NBC News

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