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By Uma M. Jayakumar, Liliana M. Garces

ISBN-10: 1138785350

ISBN-13: 9781138785359

The hugely expected U.S. best court docket determination in Fisher v. collage of Texas positioned a better onus on larger schooling associations to supply facts helping the necessity for affirmative motion regulations on their respective campuses. it's now extra serious than ever that institutional leaders and students comprehend the proof in aid of race attention in admissions in addition to the demanding situations of the post-Fisher landscape.

This very important quantity stocks info documented for the Fisher case and gives empirical facts to assist tell scholarly dialog and associations’ judgements concerning race-conscious practices in better schooling. With contributions from students and specialists interested by the Fisher case, this edited quantity files and stocks classes realized from the collaborative efforts of the social technology, academic, and felony groups. Affirmative motion and Racial Equity is a serious source for greater schooling students and directors to appreciate the nuances of the affirmative motion felony debate and to spot the demanding situations and power ideas towards racial fairness and inclusion relocating forward.

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332). , Bowen, Kurzweil, & Tobin, 2005). As with Bakke, Grutter endorsed the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions as long as it was done in a “narrowly tailored” manner. Again, the Court did not articulate a fixed test for a narrow tailoring analysis, but instead outlined a number of factors relevant to the evaluation. As set forth in Bakke, one of the factors required that the policy involve a flexible, individualized consideration of applicants so that race, while important, was only one of a number of factors being considered.

Bollinger, 2003, p. 332). Knowledge and Capacity Effective leaders benefit from firsthand knowledge about the experience of race and ethnicity in different contexts, how systems and barriers affect racially isolated communities, what strategies work to engage across difference, and other areas where direct experience with race in relevant contexts matters. This type of experience is relevant to developing effective and legitimate solutions to the complex problems of economic revitalization, civic reengagement, and school turnaround.

As lower courts undertake independent reviews of the need for such policies, they will be relying on evidence that supports the judgment of institutions within their specific contexts—evidence that institutions themselves are in the best position to provide. In light of the Court’s holding in Fisher and the strict requirements of narrow tailoring, it is possible that institutions may abandon race-conscious policies altogether to avoid the threat of litigation. , Garces & Jayakumar, 2014). The chapters in this book can help support these steps and determinations, as they explore future strategies for promoting inclusive higher education access and persistence in a post-Fisher context.

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