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Game Changer or Door Closer?: A Roundtable on the Future of Racial Inclusion After Fisher

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Columbia Law School Jerome Green Hall, Room 106

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.