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Careful Use of Race Is OK, High Court Tells Colleges

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Science  27 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5628, pp. 2012
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5628.2012

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U.S. universities are hailing this week's rulings by the Supreme Court on the value of race-conscious admissions as a vote of confidence in their efforts to increase diversity. But it could force them to spend a lot more time reviewing each student's applications.