Colleges Contemplate a 'Race Neutral' Future

Colleges Contemplate a Race-Neutral Future 1

Mark Wallheiser for The Chronicle

Tadarrayl Starke (right), director of a Florida State U. program that provides academic support for low-income and first-generation students, talks to Pauline Muturi, a freshman.

Race-conscious admissions policies are here to stay. Race-conscious admissions policies are in peril. The justices in Washington have affirmed the status quo. The justices in Washington have undermined it. Campus officials can rest easy. Campus officials should keep chewing their fingernails.

The U.S. Supreme Court's ambiguous ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin has inspired contradictory interpretations. Since the long-awaited