BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Fifteen years ago, California became the first state to ban the consideration of race and ethnicity in public university admissions.
Since then, the state's most selective public colleges and graduate schools have struggled to assemble student bodies that reflect the state's demographic mix.
Universities around the country could soon face the same challenge.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to revisit affirmative action less than a decade after it endorsed the use of race as a factor in college admissions.
College officials are worried today's more conservative court could limit or even ban affirmative action, a powerful tool for increasing campus diversity.
The effects of the landmark ban are evident at the University of California, Berkeley, where the student body is diverse but hardly resembles the state's racial makeup.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.