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On Thursday, June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down race-based affirmative action admissions plans at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. While the Court has previously upheld affirmative action, most prominently 20 years ago when Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote the majority opinion for the Grutter decision in the University of Michigan […]

Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus (LLBC) Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Gutting College Admissions Affirmative Action Policy Published 6:51 am Friday, June 30, 2023 BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA Unfortunately, history has shown us, and even in this present time, “We the people”, has never truly included ALL people. Affirmative action wasn’t just about color. It was […]

CNN  —  The Supreme Court says colleges and universities can no longer take race into consideration as a specific basis for granting admission, a landmark decision overturning long-standing precedent that has benefited Black and Latino students in higher education.

A view of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 5. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images A view of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 5. Alex Wong/Getty Images Supreme Court guts affirmative action, effectively ending race-conscious admissions In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme […]

June 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down race-conscious student admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina in a sharp setback to affirmative action policies often used to increase the number of Black, Hispanic and other underrepresented minority groups on campuses. The justices ruled in favor of […]

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A lawsuit against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has the potential to end affirmative action nationwide by the end of this month. The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard two related lawsuits, one against UNC and another against Harvard University, that challenge the constitutionality of affirmative action in public […]

Ahead of Supreme Court decision, wide partisan differences in views of colleges’ efforts to increase racial and ethnic diversity Pew Research Center conducted this study to better understand Americans’ views of colleges and universities weighing applicants’ racial and ethnic backgrounds in admissions decisions as a way to increase racial and ethnic diversity. For this analysis, […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court decides the fate of affirmative action, most U.S. adults say the court should allow colleges to consider race as part of the admissions process, yet few believe students’ race should ultimately play a major role in decisions, according to a new poll. The May poll from The Associated […]

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emailsSign up to our free breaking news emails As the Supreme Court decides the fate of affirmative action, most U.S. adults say the court should allow colleges to consider race as part of the admissions process, yet […]

[1/3] Members of the University of North Carolina?s diverse student body mingle and make their way across campus as the Supreme Court weighs the issue of race-conscious admissions to colleges, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S., March 28, 2023. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake/File Photo WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) – In 1998, the year a voter-approved measure barring […]


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