Game Changer or Door Closer?: A Roundtable on the Future of Racial Inclusion After Fisher
When the Supreme Court last spoke on affirmative action in
the Grutter and Gratz cases they anticipated the sunsetting of these programs
in twenty-five years. Sixteen years early, the Court is now hearing oral
arguments in the latest attack on affirmative action programs in Fisher v.
Univ. of Texas. In the backdrop of the Court's eventual decision in Fisher
other race conscious and disparate impact challenges to school admissions
programs abound--including one right here in NYC centering around Latino and
Black students challenging the validity of NYC's Specialized High School
Admissions Test (SHSAT) as! the sole factor for admission to specialized high
schools in the City.
Please join the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies as well as LaLSA, NALSA, BALSA, APALSA, EWOC, ELPS, and the Columbia Journal of Race and Law for a panel discussion of Fisher v. University of Texas, drinks and refreshments to be served. Professors Theodore Shaw, Kimberle Crenshaw, Olati Johnson, Ass't Sec. Russlyn Ali, Ian Haney-Lopez, and others are scheduled to speak.