The Source: The End Of Affirmative Action At Colleges?

Apr 24, 2014

  The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of states to ban considerations of race in college admissions on Tuesday. Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action questioned the legality of a Michigan Constitutional Amendment prohibiting state universities from using affirmative action in their admission process. 

In a 6-2 opinion the highest court upheld the state ban saying they had no right to set aside a law voted into action by Michigan residents on the issue of whether race can be used in governmental decisions.

Coming on the heels of Fisher v. University of Texas, is this coming to our state next? What would it mean if it did? Is this the beginning of the end of affirmative action in colleges?


  • Melissa Hart, professor of law, director of the Byron R. White Center for the Study of Constitutional Law at the University of Colorado Law School
  • Celina Moreno, staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

*This is the second segment in the April 24 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM -- audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.