In a 6-2 decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the state of Michigan to ban the use of race as a factor in its college admissions processes, and, according to a UT law professor, this may open the door for a constitutional ban on affirmative action in Texas.
In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and special guest Madlin Mekelburg discuss the past week's Civil Rights Summit, which was hosted on the UT campus by the LBJ Library to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. They also talk about the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations' report on Regent Wallace Hall.
At the Civil Rights Summit panel “Social Justice in the 21st Century: Empowering Minds, Changing Hearts, and Inspiring Service,” panelists from varying backgrounds — David Robinson, Maria Shriver, Steve Stoute and Lex Frieden — discussed social justice in the 21st century.
At the keynote address at the Civil Rights Summit Thursday, President Barack Obama discussed former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy and emphasized his belief that government plays an important role in promoting equality.
On May 4, 1961, a few months before President Barack Obama was born, John Lewis and the rest of Freedom Riders were prepared to die as they rode public buses through the deep South to protest segregation.