The Racial Contract : a critical, contextual examination of Fisher v. Texas II and its impact on continued educational inequality
Christian P. McDonald
May 9, 2018
Department or Program
This thesis is interested in race and Supreme Court jurisprudence. I make the argument that the 2016 Affirmative Action case, Fisher v. Texas II, serves to bolster the latest iteration of the Racial Contract. The Racial Contract is Charles Mills's theory that underlying the promise of equivalent citizenship is the idea that nonwhites have been excluded from the full benefits of the polity in numerous ways. I investigate various examples from Fisher II in order to make an argument to support my thesis: the ruling in Fisher II serves to bolster and support the contemporary Racial Contract in a number of key ways.