Racial Preferences in Higher Education

A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly… read more

A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly multiracial. Two law professors, Charles Ogletree and Kathleen Sullivan, argued a case before a panel of judges. The case takes place in 2013 with the University of Kentucky using DNA as a factor in determining race. Those results along with other criteria determine admittance to the school. The plaintiff is a young African-American man who was denied admittance because his DNA test says he’s mostly European even though his appearance, upbringing, and experience is that of a black person.

“Debating the Future of Race” was a program of the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution at the National Constitution Center. It was held in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the U.S. Courthouse. close

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Moot Court
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Apr 5, 2008
Last Aired:
Apr 6, 2008

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  • Apr 05, 2008 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 2008 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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