Appeals court in California upholds ban on affirmative action

According to Ms. Magazine, a federal appeals court in California upheld the state’s ban on using affirmative action in the college admission process on Monday.

Proposition 209, which was approved by citizens of California in 1996, bans universities from considering race, gender or ethnicity in the admission process.

The question of affirmative action will ultimately decided when the U.S. Supreme Court hears Fisher v. University of Texas. In this case, a white student, Abigail Fisher, claims the University of Texas at Austin denied admitting her on account of her race.

The issue is supposed to be heard before the Supreme Court in October, according to Reuters.

 

 

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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