N Carolina university, group argue over race in admissions

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s flagship public college is defending its utilize of urge in admitting college students and wants a lawsuit filed against it by a neighborhood representing previous and likely candidates and dad and mother pushed apart.

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill filed written arguments in federal court docket Friday, as did lawyers for the group called Students for Handsome Admissions that sued in 2014.

The Recordsdata & Observer of Raleigh reviews the plaintiffs contend the college’s practices are unconstitutional and fail to conform with U.S. Supreme Court docket guidance. The neighborhood’s transient says UNC-Chapel Hill uses urge “automatically” to imprint sure admission to the “constructive majority of underrepresented minorities.”

UNC-Chapel Hill says its admissions insurance policies and practices follow the letter and spirit of the regulation, and the college has a longstanding commitment to diversity.

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