The US Supreme Court has accepted a Texas case concerning the role of race in college admissions. The narrow question concerns a white student who was denied admission at a Texas school which openly uses an applicant’s race as one of its determining factors in extending an offer. The feds have previously said race can be one of the components of a decision, but not to the point of serving quotas, and in its previous ruling foretold the day when affirmative action would finally be struck down. That day may arrive sooner than many had expected.
The impact of the ruling here could dramatically affect UM’s admissions processes, which are blatantly racist. The only surprise is that this campus wasn’t sued first.