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Guide To The Allan Bakke Vs. Regents of UC Collection CEMA 113
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Description
This collection contains materials related to both the opinion held by the Supreme Court and the debate within the UC over the legitimacy of it’s complaint. There was no definitive consensus among scholars as to the strength of weaknesses of the University’s case ye the arguments presented during the amicus filings covered a wide spectrum of concepts. Despite the controversial nature of these issues and the continuing legal debate of affirmative action programs in the United States, most, if not all, of the fundamental legal arguments for and agains affirmative action were explored in Bakke vs. UC decisions. The collection is contained in a single box collected from materials obtained through the collection Colleción Tloque Nahuaque.The collection is arranged in a single series. Series I: Bakke vs. UC Regents. The series contains numerous correspondences between UC scholars and representatives, lawyers from the Mexican American Legal Defence and Education Fund, (MALDEF) and organizations within the UC, all voicing their opinions on the case including a series of mail grams imploring the UC not to appeal the case based on the weakness of its merits.
Background
After several unsuccessful applications to the University of California’s medical school at Davis, Allan Bakke applied to the school in 1974 receiving a 549 out of 600 on his application. Under a special program, UC Davis held 16 of its 100 available places in each class through a process administered by what was called The Special Task Force for Miority and Disadvantaged Students. According to Allan Baake students competed amongst themselves and were not held to the same grade point averages. Shortly thereafter, Bakke filed suit, challenging that the University's admissions policy was unconstitutional on the grounds that the school's consideration of race denied him his right to equal protection of the law. Bakke was able to show that his grades and test scores were higher than those admitted through the special admissions program, though nearly fifty other white candidates who had been denied had superior numerical indicators. Reinforcing, yet complicating Bakke’s case, a few white students with scores lower than Bakke's had been admitted to the class.
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0.5 linear feet 1 Box
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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