'Fisher v. Texas'
A History of Affirmative Action and Policy Implications for Latinos and Higher Education

Robert Chao Romero and Marcia V. Fuentes


CSRC Research Report, Number 17
October 2013

In its recent ruling in Fisher v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court upheld race/ethnicity-based affirmative action in university admissions in
theory, but it opened the door to future constitutional challenges. This research report analyzes the Fisher case within the broader context of affirmative action history and discusses its ramifications for Latinos and higher education.

This CSRC Research Report was prepared in conjunction with the eighth annual CSRC Latina/o Education Summit.