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My Opinion on Fisher v. University of Texas

November 4th, 2012

Fisher v. University of Texas presents the case of a girl named Abigail Fischer asking the question if a university is permitted to use race as a factor when making undergraduate admissions decisions. My Opinion on the case is that racism should not be a factor in the college acceptance process; I understand that colleges want to be diverse but we shouldn’t discriminate. The Fourteenth states “…No States shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” I think that it is unconstitutional to base acceptance or base anything off of race. Race is simply just a color no one is better than the other race, why should we use it as a factor in accepting someone to a college? In Regents of the University of California v. Bakke a school saved 16 out of 100 spots for incoming students of minority. I think that is wrong to set out a certain amount of spots for people of a different race, I think they should just use the 100 spots and not have race become a factor. In Grutter v. Bollinger weigh the application process based on the students race. I think that it is unconstitutional and race should be put as a weight on in application. In Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1, 551 U.S. 701 it used race as one of the biggest factors in allowing which students could go to school at the popular school choice in the community, it is unconstitutional to use race as a factor is being accepted into a school. All these cases are similar in that people’s equal protection clause is being violated by being turned away from schools because of their race, and this to me is unconstitutional.