(Washington, D.C.) The University of Texas and the United States made a compelling case before the U.S. Supreme Court today that a diverse student body is indispensible to its mission to educate the future leaders of Texas and the nation. A diverse campus, where students are exposed to people of different races, backgrounds and viewpoints, prepares them to be a part of an increasingly diverse society and workforce. Indeed, Fisher’s lawyer recognized the core value of diversity in education.

The U.S. Solicitor General stressed in his argument in support of the University of Texas that our nation has a vital interest in drawing its civilian and military leaders from a well-qualified and diverse pool of university graduates who have the skill-set necessary to govern and defend the United States.