Students for Fair Admissions

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Students for Fair Admissions is an offshoot of the Project on Fair Representation. This organization seeks to recruit students who have been rejected by selective universities and file lawsuits on their behalf.[1] Specifically, Edward Blum is targeting Harvard University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He set up websites called harvardnotfair.org,[2] uncnotfair.org,[3] and uwnotfair.org[4] to attract plaintiffs. Students for Fair Admissions, led by Blum, filed federal lawsuits against Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill in November 2014. (SFFA has not sued UW-Madison thus far). Those cases are still pending in federal district court. Unlike the Fisher case, in which the plaintiff, Abigail Fisher, made herself public, the students rejected by Harvard and UNC have not revealed their identities because they want to shield themselves from potential retaliation.[5] The case has been taken to federal court and has garnered news coverage from major media outlets.[6]

See Also[edit]

Abigail Fisher

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Project on Fair Representation Files Suits against Harvard and UNC". Students For Fair Admissions. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Harvard University Not Fair". Not Fair Harvard. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Not Fair: UNC". The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Not Fair. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Not Fair: UW". The University of Wisconsin at Madison Not Fair. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  5. ^ Edwards, Giles. "Abigail Fisher: Affirmative action plaintiff 'proud' of academic record". www.bbc.com. BBC News. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  6. ^ "'The wolf of racial bias': the admissions lawsuit rocking Harvard".