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US top court to rule on affirmative action
Judges considering whether universities should assess race and gender when selecting students.
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 16:39

The US supreme court is considering whether universities should assess race and gender when selecting students.

It is part of a pre-existing policy called "affirmative action" where race and gender are factors used to admit students to academic institutions.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Maryland.

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