by Abby Jackson
Originally published: March 15, 2016
In December, the US Supreme Court reheard oral arguments in an affirmative action case called Fisher v. University of Texas.
The highly anticipated case could have a far-reaching impact on the ability of US universities to consider race in admissions as part of their efforts to create a diverse campus.
Indeed, proponents of affirmative action cite diversity as one of its main goals.
However, one prominent higher education expert thinks conversations about diversity distract people from the original goal of affirmative action: reparative justice for people who have traditionally been oppressed.