Diversity or discrimination? A look at affirmative action in US and Malaysia
PART OF the recent drama surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States concerned speculation about how the Trump appointee would rule on fundamental questions of civil rights and individual liberties. Much public and media attention focused on his potential role in undermining the right to legal abortion, should the new court overrule the landmark case law articulated in the Roe v. Wade decision, as many observers think the High Court may be poised to do. Receiving less attention, but equally deserving of consideration, are questions about how justices appointed by Trump will stand on the issue of affirmative action policy. A case heard in the US District Court on Oct 16, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard, will likely travel to the Supreme Court in the near term, challenging the constitutionality of the use of race in Harvard’s admissions decisions. SEE ALSO: ‘Not a...
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