Race Discrimination

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Race Discrimination


May 28th, 2009

FindLaw. (2003). Grutter v. Bollinger et al.. Retrieved May 22, 2009, from http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=000&invol=02-241

Legal Issues:

The Plaintiff in the case claimed that the University of Michigan's Law School discriminated against her admission to the Law School because of her race. This case is what is commonly referred to as a reversed discrimination case because the student claimed she was not admitted to the Law School because she was not a minority. This concept of reversed discrimination has moved into the spot light over the last few decades as the population changes and races that were once minorities move to be the majority in many areas. The University's defense was that their policy does not discriminate against an applicant who is not a member of a racial minority. The minority policy only gives members of a minority plus factor in the application process.

This plus factor is in place to premote a more diverse student body in the Law School.

Case Article:

In 1996 Barbara Grutter applied to the University of Michigan Law School. Even thought Grutter was extremely qualified for admission to the Law School based on her LSAT scores, Undergraduate GPA, and other admission requirements she was not admitted to the Law School. The year in question the school received over three thousand applications to fill only three hundred fifty slots. After further research Grutter learned that 35% of the students who were admitted to the Law School before her were African American, Hispanic, and Native American students who were given a plus factor during the application process for being a minority student. Without the plus factor added to the minority applications only 10% of the minority students placed above...