A group against the use of racial and ethnic preferences for admissions by the University of Texas has filed suit in federal court. Edward Blum with the group ‘Students for Fair Admissions’ tells KTRH the current policy is in violation of the Texas Constitution.
“We believe the University of Texas has an admissions policy that creates sufficient diversity on campus without resorting to treating students differently by race and ethnicity,” Blum explained.
Blum also says he doesn’t expect resolution on this issue for months and maybe even years.
“It’s usually a long process to file a lawsuit. It would not surprise anyone for this to take a year and a half to two years,” Blum said.
Last year the U.S. Supreme Court upheld U-T’s use of affirmative action with a 4-3 decision.