U.S. Supreme Court hears case on student affirmative action

Robin Humphrey —  Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up take up the case of Fisher v. University of Texas this morning, one of the arguments it may hear is that for some minority students, affirmative action is quite negative.

A number of academics, and even some members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, argue that by giving black and Hispanic students a leg up, the nation’s premier universities often set them up for failure when a less competitive school would offer the better chance for success.