The Nation: Quota Conflict

Carter opts for goals instead

Allan Bakke. Before long the name may well become a household word. In potentially the most important civil rights case since Brown v. Board of Education, the would-be medical student is suing the University of California for refusing to admit him, a white, while accepting blacks who were less qualified. The Carter Administration becomes involved this week when the Justice Department files an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, which will take up the case next month. The basic issue: quotas and "reverse discrimination."

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