The Rhetorical (De)evolution of Affirmative Action [INFOGRAPHIC]

The case for affirmative action, from President Lyndon Johnson's soaring 1965 speech to today's oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

By Hatty Lee Oct 10, 2012

The Supreme Court hears the lastest challenge to affirmative action this week, in a case that observers believe could lead to the functional end of race-conscious admissions policies. For more on the case read’s Victor Goode on the Court’s long legal history with affirmative action and Julianne Hing on how and why diversity trumped equity in the public discussion.