Amicus: Color Blind Constitution

A half-century after Brown v. Board, should the Supreme Court still be in the business of integrating public schools and universities?

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In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. We can expect that the term’s big affirmative action case will usher in another round of debate about whether the Constitution allows schools and universities to design admissions policies to remediate de facto segregation.


On this episode, Dahlia sits down with legal historian Risa Goluboff to discuss the long road to Fisher, stretching all the way back to Plessy v. Ferguson. Goluboff is the incoming dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, and author of  The Lost Promise of Civil Rights.

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