Einstein v. Roberts

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Science  25 Mar 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6280, pp. 1371
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6992

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In the recent U.S. Supreme Court hearing on A. Fisher v. the University of Texas about university admission policies regarding minority students, Chief Justice John Roberts asked, “What unique perspective does a minority student bring to a physics class?” As an African-American physicist researching string theory, and a teacher of university students since 1972, I have a response.