Bakke decision


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Bakke decision

“reverse discrimination” victim; entered medical school with Supreme Court’s help. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1978), 483]
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Unfortunately, the Bakke decision has just become language that opens the door to the white race as an oppressed group.
12) While the Bakke decision was produced by a sharply fractured court, I believe that the current Supreme Court will adhere to its precedential value in affirming the constitutionality and sound public policy of affirmative action.
WASHINGTON -- The University of Michigan filed briefs on October 29 with the Supreme Court of the United States, urging the Court not to overturn its historic 1978 Bakke decision, which allowed the consideration of race in university admissions.
For almost two decades, hundreds of educational institutions throughout the United States, relying on the 5-4 Bakke decision, have used affirmative action to select students and grant financial aid.
The National Urban League applauded the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the University of Michigan Law School's admissions polices, thereby reaffirming its Bakke decision and stating unequivocally that the government has a compelling interest in promoting diversity in education and the workplace.
The 1978 Bakke decision is the last time the Court addressed this issue, and recently the Court declined to review cases filed against other high-profile universities in Texas, Washington and Georgia.
The National Urban League movement urges the Court to stand with those who believe fervently in opportunity and inclusion and uphold the ruling of the 1978 Bakke decision which held that it is permissible under the Constitution for colleges and universities to consider race as one among many factors, not just to combat discrimination, but as a way to promote inclusion and diversity.