This article discusses the language of the opinion in Grutter v. Bollinger. The rhetoric and language that we use to address race is difficult, if not tortured. The article explains why Grutter should have been an easy case and a simple opinion, and the ways in which the final opinion was anything but simple.
Tomain, Joseph P., "Introduction to Law, Ethics, and Affirmative Action in America" (2004). Faculty Articles and Other Publications. Paper 113.