August 3, 2007
Critics Challenge Affirmative Action in Texas, Citing Success of Alternatives
Last week the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights received its fourth letter of complaint accusing Texas universities of violating a federal civil-rights law by using race-conscious admissions policies when effective race-neutral alternatives were available. But nearly four years after the first of the complaints was filed, the federal agency has yet to weigh in on the matter, leaving the question of the legality of the colleges' policies up in the air.
In a separate letter