Affirmative Action and "Reverse Discrimination"

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In this 1978 case, the UC Medical School at Davis had set aside 16 of 100 new admission slots for minorities, the standards for which were less stringent than those for the other 84 admission slots. By a narrow 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court basically ruled that racial quotas violated the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause.
 

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