Last year a case against University of Texas was challenging the admissions office because a perspective student who was arguing that she was not accepted because of her race.
The question that raised during this trial was if affirmative action was a good policy or was it discriminating still in a different matter.
A blogger from Boston University blogged about this case a couple of times last year and her opinion about diversity on campuses.
She indicates an interesting point about how private colleges are realizing the importance of diversity on campus, including her college. She says that she strongly believes that diversity is important and that you learn from diverse people and that if Fisher makes her claim, affirmative action would be changed and it could cause harm.
Diversity on campuses vary depending on the applicants and location of the schools. When applying to UP and other schools and scholarships, there were always remarks of how lucky I was to be of some ethnicity because I would be rewarded more.
The question of having more diversity on campuses should be up to admissions. But in reality perspective students should be admitted to a college if they have the qualified skills, grades, and match all the requirements, they shouldn’t take into race consideration.
The question still lingers if affirmative action is still being used correctly, I think without it as a women and person of color I would have not been able to attend college without affirmative action. Colleges should acknowledge diversity on campus, but it shouldn’t be an issue when looking at applicants. Diversity should not be an issue that should be fought in court about, it shouldn’t be an issue that needs to be addressed at colleges.