1. RAY SUAREZ "To
bolster its argument, the university cited a landmark
Supreme Court case from 1978, known as the Bakke Decision."
2. JEFFREY LEHMAN:
"It's not a colorblind society. Opportunity is not
distributed without regard to race. And therefore in order to have a racially
integrated student body, it is necessary to pay attention to race in the
3. RAY SUAREZ: "Grutter sued Michigan, and a federal judge last year
deemed the school's consideration of race unconstitutional."
4. RAY SUAREZ: "The second case involves Jennifer Gratz. She applied
to the university's undergraduate campus at Ann Arbor in '95. Gratz was
c. placed on a waiting list for admittance
5. RAY SUAREZ: "On one hand, the Court deemed illegal a quota system--
saving a preset number of slots for minorities. On the other hand, it
endorsed racial diversity as a 'compelling government interest.'"
b. forceful or persuasive
6. TERENCE PELL: "We think that there may be reasons for the state
sometimes to prefer applicants on the basis of race but diversity is just
simply too amorphous a goal to license the state to be picking
and choosing on the basis of skin color."
7. CHRISTOPHER EDLEY:
"And by no means is California or the flagship institutions
serving a reasonable proportion of Latinos in particular, which is of
course an extremely fast growing component of the population in California."