The Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday morning on a controversial diversity admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin.
The case, Fisher v. University of Texas, was brought by Abigail Fisher, a white student in the state who claimed discrimination when she was denied admission to the campus.
High school students in Texas are guaranteed admission to a state university if they are in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. For those students outside of that 10 percent, the university considers — among many other factors — race, in determining 25 percent of its admitted students. The policy is aimed at increasing diversity on campuses.
Here in California, there is a similar program: high school students in the top 9 percent of their class are guaranteed admission to UCs. California has its own history with using race as a factor in college admissions.
For reaction and analysis, Take Two spoke to Audrey Dow, senior vice president at the Campaign for College Opportunity, a state policy and research group that works to get more students into colleges.