Supreme Court Hears Texas Affirmative Action Case

Abigail Fisher claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas because she is white.
3:00 | 10/10/12

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The nation's highest court is revisiting the issue of affirmative action today. At issue the case of a white woman who was denied admission to the University of Texas. Her lawyers claim African American and Latino students were admitted with lower scores than hurts. The case could produce new limits on affirmative action at universities or Rowland back in time. -- decade -- -- -- -- -- And strive to bring. The benefits of diversity of student. -- -- Education. For the state of Texas. And to the nation as a whole. We believe the educational benefit of the -- Are so important that there were fighting for all the way. Or lawyers -- morning effectively made the case -- the justices that diversity. Ethnic and otherwise. Benefits all of this. On our camp. We made the case that the University of Texas has crafted this policy. That includes race as one of many back. And that meets the strict guidelines established by this court. It occurred. Nine years ago. I wanted to say first I'm very proud of this young lady she had the courage and perseverance to stand up. For equality to stand up what was right and stand up and and -- its fundamental to all of us but we're entitled to equal protection of the laws and that's what this case it's been about from the beginning. We recognize that there are. Some interest in diversity that are beneficial in the educational sphere but we we have said and continue to say. That is not an overriding consideration. That has to be administered very apparently because it. -- and odious and dangerous classification. The absence of equal protection with us -- in this country for a long long time recently trying to save those rights belong to everybody.

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