The case being argued in front of the Supreme Court today is the result of a lawsuit brought by a white student, Abigail Fisher, who was denied admission to the University of Texas in 2008. That same year a young black woman, Tedra Jacobs, with a similar academic record as Fisher was accepted. My sister-in-law Sarah Garland (who is sitting inside the Supreme Court right now listening to arguments!) has a new article posted over at The Atlantic that looks at Jacobs’ story. She shows how affirmative action can be tremendously helpful as well as explores reasons why it does not always serve as the equalizer it was designed to be (click here to read it).