The case I found to be most interesting was Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. Alan Bakke, a privileged white male, was denied admission into the medical program at UC Davis. In this situation, he was considered "disadvantaged" in the applicant pool, as UC Davis had 16 out of 100 spots reserved solely for "minorities". This system was rather unfair, as Bakke had received similar test scores and grades as those minorities who gained admission. Bakke appealed to the Supreme court, and found that Davis's system violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I believe that the college admissions programs should be "race-blind", and accept students solely on merit, rather than their heritage or the color of their skin.
During the afternoon session, my class took a field trip to the National Historical Society and learned more about the topic of Civil Rights. Our tour guide made the history seem so intriguing, as he spoke with such a passion for the Civil Rights Movement. We were able to see some authentic photos from the third march of the Civil Rights Movement, including the iconic photo of the back of MLK's head facing his attentive audience. Our tour guide made us do different activities that broadened our knowledge on the Civil Rights Movement such as the literacy exam to vote from Louisiana and an analytical picture exercise. The tour was o much more interesting than I had expected, and I feel enlightened with some new knowledge from the Civil Rights Movement.