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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

1. Must the admission process be free of any constitutionally prohibited criteria, "color blind"?
2. What are the constitutionally prohibited criteria?
3. Can advantage be given to a select group based on past disadvantages?
4. Can race, ethnic origin, or gender be considered as a criteria for admissions?
5. Can targets or quotas be used to achieve equality and how do the two differ?

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1. Must the admission process be free of any constitutionally prohibited criteria, "color blind"?

Yes, the criteria can be predicated upon the use of race as an admission factor. Although, this is true, race cannot be the only factor in admissions when using affirmative action, it must serve as an mitigating factor wherein racial discrimination has been proven to have played a role in admissions or policy at the university.

2. What are the constitutionally prohibited criteria?

Any criteria that doesn't adhere to the two pronged test implemented by the United States Supreme Court may be subject to ...

Solution Summary

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is examined. The advantages given to a selected group based in past disadvantages are determined. Targets and quotas used to achieve equality are analyzed.

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