The Daily Signal has published an interesting article about some of the cases that will be heard by the Supreme Court in the coming session beginning in October.
One of the most important cases concerns racial discrimination against Asians at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.
From the Daily Signal:
For example, assuming similar credentials, an Asian American with a 25% chance of admission to Harvard would see his chances rise to 35% if he were white, 75% if he were Hispanic, and 95% if he were black.
That sure sounds like discrimination based on race.
The challengers assert that the University of North Carolina, a public university, is violating the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. They contend that Harvard College is violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin by any educational program that receives money from the federal government, thereby banning race-based admissions that, if done by a public university, would violate the equal protection clause.
Read more about the other important cases pending before SCOTUS here.