Affirmative Action was tested out through a Supreme Court case Bakke v. University of California.
Bakke stated that the Affirmative Action policies had kept him from being accepted at the University of California and were violating his rights.
He sued the university and caught the nation's attention.
A five-member majority in the Supreme Court decided that Bakke's civil rights were violated when he was denied admission into the medical program.
After the court's decision, a press report from the Tri- State Defender states, "...Yet there is also a compelling need, recognized by most Americans, to eliminate the vestiges of racial segregation and to compensate for past and continuing injustices. .."
The court ruled that a university's use of racial "quotas" in its admissions process was unconstitutional. However it determined that using Affirmative Action to accept more minority applicants was constitutional.
Even after though Bakke "won", more and more people were realizing that blacks and other minorities needed to be compensated for all the injustices that they had faced.
The purpose of adding this last section in the report is to show more Americans that blacks and other minorities deserve better opportunities since they've face a lot of hardship.
The report could have been coming from someone who supported the civil rights movement and wanted more Americans to realize that minorities deserved more rights.
Another source, from the Chicago Tribune, stated, "...Let me suggest that it is more than a fringe group in this country that rejects reverse discrimination as a public policy and believes that qualifications -- not race -- should be the basis for advancement..."
This means that there was a large group of US citizens that thought it was wrong that race determined advancement in companies and universities.
This source argued that it should be qualifications that determined an individual's future and that they were not alone.
The purpose of adding this into the report was to show that there was a serious division between whites and blacks.
During the court decision.
The court's decision, when Bakke won, hurt the civil rights movement.
But, more and more people were aware of the cause for blacks and other minorities.
This meant that more people were "willing" to back up the civil rights movement, and in turn help the movement.
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