In Clash Over Affirmative Action, Both Sides Invoke Brown v. Board of Education


Publish Date:
October 30, 2022
The New York Times
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Both sides may have a point, Michael W. McConnell, a law professor at Stanford, said.

“The Brown opinion is profoundly ambiguous, and they are appealing to different aspects of the opinion, legitimately different aspects,” he said. “Is it a case about not assigning on the basis of race or is it a case about making sure that African American schoolchildren get a fair shake in education?”

The group challenging the two admissions programs, Students for Fair Admissions, or S.F.F.A., put Brown front and center in its briefs.

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