Faculty

Texas Lawsuit Complicates Presidential Race

Candidates likely to face questions on affirmative action


Barack Obama, as a presidential candidate in 2008, acknowledged that the political fallout from affirmative-action policies would complicate efforts to heal the nation's racial divisions.
July 30, 2012 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Being rejected by the University of Texas at Austin has not kept Abigail Noel Fisher from having a big influence on the nation's affairs. Her lawsuit challenging Texas' race-conscious undergraduate admission policy has landed at the U.S. Supreme...

This content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers