Bakke decision


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Noun1.Bakke decision - a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative actionBakke decision - a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative action; the Court ruled in 1978 that medical schools are entitled to consider race as a factor in their admission policy
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Bakke decision, which ruled that universities can consider race in admissions in order to create a more diverse student population.
The Supreme Court's decision to reinforce the 1978 Bakke decision by rendering diversity a compelling state interest.
The plan became a model for the one used by the University of California and was litigated all the way to the Supreme Court in the landmark Bakke decision. Though the Supreme Court approved that type of plan, it reverberates even today as the court decides the Fisher v.
The Bakke decision marked a turning point in higher education.
(25) With no majority opinion, the Supreme Court reached its landmark 5-4 decision with "no single one speaking for the Court." (26) While the Bakke decision ruled that universities could not set specific quotas for minority admissions, it left open the possibility that race could be used as a factor to achieve the important goal of diversity on campuses.
(That the conference was held at Harvard is ironic, given the disastrous role that Harvard, as the nation's most privileged "literacy institution," played in the Bakke decision.) Prendergast examines the rise of critical race theory as a direct response to a failed civil rights strategy in America's courts and schools.
The admissions process did not use quotas and therefore complied with one of the few clear mandates announced in the Bakke decision (Regents of the University of California v.
Bollinger, the affirmative-action decision, merely cemented what has been, in practice, the status quo for twenty-five years, ever since the Court's Bakke decision. The reason holding the line is considered such a victory is that the Court has cut back so much on equal protection since Bakke, committing itself to an illusory ideal of "colorblindness" that is willfully blind to the fact that race still matters.