Concerning affirmative action in college admissions decisions, what has the Supreme Court ruled?
A. That affirmative action is permissible if done in a systematic way, such as adding points to a minority s application for admission to school. B. That affirmative action is discriminatory and cannot be used. C. That affirmative action is permissible, and race can be taken into account in making admissions decisions. D. Affirmative action is permissible but must be limited to encourage minority applicants to apply and cannot be used for the final admission decision.
That affirmative action is permissible, and race can be taken into account in making admissions decisions.-since the bakke case, the supreme court has allowed affirmative action. however, they have stated that there cannot be quotas or adding a specific number of points to a minoritys application. the latter was a focus of the university of michigan affirmative action decisions (gratz v. bollinger and grutter v. bollinger). d is not correct because the court did not limit affirmative action to simply encourage applicants; it can used as a factor in making decisions. in the two university of michigan cases cited (those involving bollinger), the supreme court said in the law school case that affirmative action could be used as an element in admission decision-making, but in the undergraduate case, where points were added based on race, the supreme court said that this method was impermissible.