Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
Both claimed their race was a primary reason for their rejection. Both filed civil rights lawsuits, and the Supreme Court ultimately agreed to hear their separate appeals - filed more than half a century apart.
Their cases share much in common - vexing questions of competition, fairness, and demographics - and what role government should play when promoting political and social diversity.
But it is the key difference between these plaintiffs - separated by three generations and a troubled road to "equality" - that now confronts the nation's highest court: Sweatt was black, Fisher is white.FULL STORY
Race shouldnt be used to get into college, anyone should be able to apply,no matter what race.
I think that race shouldn't matter and being able to get in college should be based on skill and level of knowledge.
I think that anybody should be able to apply for college because on person can be as smart or smarter than the next person.
I think it just depends on the university that you attend, But I still think that it should not matter it should just be by you intelligence.