This all-day conference explores contemporary debates involving diversity in higher education. In addition to examining the Fisher v UT case, panels explore race-based versus class-based affirmative action, achieving diversity through race-neutral admissions plans and the ripple effects of diversity in higher education. Noted Princeton sociologist Marta Tienda, who has studied Texas’ Top 10% law, delivers the keynote address.
Presented by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, and Civil Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by the 2014 Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
Free--By registration only. This event is at capacity, so register to reserve a spot on the waiting list.
The University of Texas at Austin represents an educational institution where the leadership truly is acting on working with as diverse a population of students which attempts to mirror the changing demographics of Texas and the rest of the United States. Failing to educate the growing Latinas/os and African Americans will lead to a weaker state and also nation. The fine professionals who spoke eloquently about diversity at UT post-Fisher, provided invaluable information from different perspectives to enlighten those attending. I was fortunate to attend such a well planned event and look forward to attending more conferences about significant issues and challenges.