the case of Regents of the University of California v.
Bakke, the United States Supreme Court outlawed racial quota
systems, but upheld affirmative action programs. Do you agree with this
decision? Do you believe affirmative action programs are necessary to make up
for past discrimination? What are the potential consequences for you if all
affirmative action programs were eliminated? Explain your answer.
yes i do agree, the Supreme Court had outlawed segregation in schools, and had even
ordered school districts to take steps to assure integration, the
question of the legality of voluntary affirmative action programs
initiated by universities was unresolved. Proponents deemed such
programs necessary to make up for past discrimination, while opponents
believed they were illegal,this was against the constitution.