Shikha Dalmia on Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court


The charming assumption of the plaintiffs in Fisher v. University of Texas—a racial prefences case the Supreme Court recently agreed to hear—is that if five robed justices behind mahogany desks tell universities to stop discriminating by race in their admissions policies, universities will stop. Yet regardless of what the justices say, writes Shikha Dalmia, university officials will give up their firstborns before they let go of their beloved racial preferences.