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ID number:681091
Published: 07.05.2004.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
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There have been numerous lawsuits regarding affirmative action in colleges. In 2003, the Supreme Court made two important very important decisions regarding affirmative action in college admissions. In Grutter v. Bollinger, the court upheld that the University of Michigan law school's use of race as one of many factors in admissions, agreeing that there was interest in promoting racial diversity on campus. However, in Gratz v. Bollinger the court struck down the University of Michigan's system of undergraduate admissions in which every applicant from and underrepresented racial or ethnic minority group was awarded 20 points of the needed 100 in order to gain admission. The twenty points awarded to minorities were more then the school awarded for some measures of academic excellence, writing ability, or leadership skills. These lawsuits were brought about by two white women whose grades and test scores should have ensured their acceptance to the University of Michigan law school and undergraduate program respectively, and they were unfairly rejected because the school gave admission preferences to minority applicants in order to have a "diverse" student body.…

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