Does UT-Austin’s consideration of race in undergraduate admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment? This case summary considers questions of affirmative action in university admissions.
Regents of the U. of California v. Bakke (1978)
This case summary provides teachers with everything they need to teach about Regents of the U. of California v. Bakke (1978). It contains background information in the form of summaries and important vocabulary at three different reading levels, as well a review of relevant legal concepts, diagram of how the case moved through the court system, and summary of the decision. This resource also includes six classroom-ready activities that teach about the case using interactive methods.
Fisher v. University of Texas (2013)
Is it unconstitutional for publicly funded universities to use race as a factor of admissions? This case summary shows how the Supreme Court answered that question in 2013.
Gratz v. Bollinger & Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)
Does the University of Michigan’s policy on accepting minority students violate the Equal Protection Clause? This case summary shows how the Supreme Court answered that question in 2003.
The Civil Rights Movement: Major Events and Legacies
James Patterson provides an overview of the movement, reminding us that the roots lay in the early twentieth century with the founding of the NAACP and the National Urban League and that efforts to secure equality continued through the 1940s and the postwar years. Patterson shows the variety of arenas in which the modern civil rights movement operated, from the courtrooms and legislative halls of the nation to the streets of Birmingham and the highways of Alabama and Mississippi. Free registration for students and teachers required to access resource.