Supreme Court Strikes Down Race-Based College Admissions

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Race-Based College Admissions

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down race-based college admissions, ruling that such a policy violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The 6-3 decision, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, was a major victory for opponents of affirmative action, who argued that it discriminated against Asian and white applicants.

The case, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, was brought by a group of Asian-American students who alleged that Harvard discriminated against them in admissions by giving preferential treatment to black and Hispanic applicants. The Supreme Court agreed with the students, finding that Harvard’s admissions process was “not narrowly tailored” to achieve the goal of diversity.

The ruling is a major setback for affirmative action, which has been used by colleges and universities for decades to increase diversity on their campuses. However, the ruling does not mean that race can never be considered in college admissions. The court said that colleges could still consider race as a “factor” in admissions, but that it could not be the deciding factor.

The ruling is likely to have a significant impact on college admissions in the United States. It is unclear how colleges will now balance the goal of diversity with the need to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling. However, the ruling is likely to lead to a decrease in the number of black and Hispanic students admitted to elite colleges.

US Supreme Court strikes down race as criteria for college admissions |  World News - Hindustan Times

 

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