Dr. Bernard Harris on University of California Regents v. Bakke

Dr. Bernard Harris, age 18

Story Experience: 1955-1980

In University of California Regents v. Bakke (1978), a case involving admission to medical school, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that racial quotas were unconstitutional, but also concluded that other forms of affirmative action were legal, such as the active recruitment of minority groups. Bernard Harris, a physician and astronaut, was in medical school at the time and remembers how the case affected him.

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