The Supreme Court Could Fuel Campus Unrest in Ruling on Race in Admissions

Black and Hispanic student activists demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court whenever it debates affirmative action in college admissions, but this time around, they are already protesting throughout the nation.

As the court prepares to hear oral arguments on Wednesday in Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (No. 14-981), a lawsuit challenging that institution’s consideration of race in admitting undergraduates, colleges elsewhere are on edge. They have been rocked by a wave of demonstrations by minority students who complain of feeling unwelcome and isolated on campuses.

At the nearly 70 colleges where such protesters have issued formal lists of demands, the most common include calls for big increases in the share of students and faculty members who are black, Hispanic, or Native American.

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