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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Affirmative Action in College Admissions

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In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against affirmative action in college admissions. Race can no longer be considered a factor, despite the lack of diversity in higher education.

The justices ruled in favor of a Harvard University group calling itself Students for Fair Admission, which accused the school of holding Asian-American students to a higher educational standard than it does African American or Hispanic students.

However, the lower court found no evidence of this. Affirmative action was created by a Black Republican named Arthur Fletcher, known as the “father of affirmative action.”

People rally outside the Supreme Court as the court begins to hear oral arguments in two cases that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In 1969, universities and colleges began to use affirmative action in their admissions policies, resulting in a record number of students being admitted to schools with majority white student bodies and much more diverse campuses at both public and private universities.

A subsequent result, some say, was the growth of the Black middle class since so many more people were emerging with degrees and competing in the professional job market.


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