Affirmative action continues to be a volatile issue in American politics. This week the Supreme Court will face the issue head-on in Fisher v. University of Texas, a dispute over UT's consideration of race in undergraduate admissions. Ted Shaw, who spent twenty years with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, discusses the history of affirmative action, and MALDEF's Thomas Saenz explains why continuing discrimination in Texas is particularly important to understanding this case.
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