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Abigail Fisher, a white woman, has been the subject of many news stories lately. In a case brought to the Supreme Court in October of last year, Fisher claims to have suffered unfair treatment from the University of Texas. After being denied acceptance, presumably because of her racial aspects, Fisher decided to take her case to a higher power. In a story covering the initial hearing, a reporter describes the scene. Fisher’s lawyer argued against affirmative action on the grounds of unfair treatment. Some sided with Abigail, but all those who opposed her case said nothing about affirmative action as a means to increase fairness; their only claims stressed the importance of diversity in a university setting (Leonhardt 1). The Supreme Court is getting more and more appeals for cases concerning what seems to be a growing and important issue.
Affirmative action is defined as a policy or program for correcting the effects of discrimination in the employment or education of members of certain groups, such as women, blacks, etc (“American” 1). This source also states that the equivalent to…
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