SUPREME COURT: IS THIS THE NEW TEST CASE FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION?

IS THIS THE NEW TEST CASE FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION?

This week lawyers for college instructor YVETTE FARMER plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider what could be a pivotal affirmative-action case. Farmer, a white woman, alleges that the sociology department at the University of Nevada, Reno, passed her over for a job and that later, when it did hire her, she was paid $7,000 less than a comparable black teacher because of her race and gender. Farmer, who is suing for back pay, claims that university officials explicitly told her JOHNSON MAKOBA, a black Ugandan, was hired first and paid more because "he's black and you're not." The...

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