Racial Preference on Trial as Harvard Goes to Court

In 2003, the Supreme Court hoped the use of racial preferences would last no more than 25 years. They are becoming permanent. The discrimination lawsuit against Harvard College that goes to trial in federal court on October 15 may well put a momentous choice before the Supreme Court, and the country, within the next few years. Should the Court allow racial preferences in university admissions to continue forever? Or should it ban them as unconstitutional, even though a rigorously enforced ban could dramatically cut enrollments of African Americans and Latinos at selective schools? Almost all publicity about the case has […]