Regents of the University of California v. Bakke


The Court ruled that admissions process of the Medical School at the University of California, at Davis was unconstitutional, they set aside 16 of the 100 seats for “Blacks,” “Chicanos,” “Asians,” and “American Indians” (and established a separate admissions process for those 16 spaces).

A smart white student Bakke applied to many medical schools and didnt get in because of his “age” even though he had one of the top 3 highest scores ever on the Medical College Admissions Test. After being denied admission because of his age Bakke took action and went to court in which they determined being denied entry into a University based on sex, race, or age was unconstitutional.

“His age was above their stated limit.”- University of Southern California


A Davis Faculity member from Bakke’s 1973 interview believed that he was a -“well-qualified candidate for admission whose main handicap is the unavoidable fact that he is now 33 years of age.”

I think it is unfair how he didnt get accepted when he had better scores than most of the applicants because he was 33 years old, that shows how times have changed because now you can go to college at any age.

Work Cited:
“Regents of the University of California v. Bakke.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Feb. 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.

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