Bakke decision, the

Bakke decision, the
Bak|ke de|ci|sion, the [ `baki dı,sıʒn ]
a U.S. Supreme Court decision that makes it illegal for a university to refuse to accept a good student simply because it would prefer to accept a student from a race with fewer students in the school

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