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College Affirmative Action Threatened by U.S. High Court Case

Colleges may soon have to overhaul decades-old efforts to promote racial diversity after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to reconsider the constitutionality of affirmative action in admissions.

In accepting an appeal from a rejected white applicant to the University of Texas at Austin yesterday, the justices signaled interest in rolling back the type of race-based admissions the high court approved in 2003.