Affirmative Action In Higher Education Report

Document Date: October 2, 2023

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. The University of North Carolina was a devastating blow to education equity. The court’s decisions, however, leave colleges and universities with lawful avenues to promote equal educational opportunities and advance racial equity, such as those highlighted in this new report.

“Affirmative Action in Higher Education: The Racial Justice Landscape after the SFFA Cases” utilizes the expertise of leading civil rights organizations to provide a legal history of affirmative action in higher education, analyze the Supreme Court’s decision in the SFFA cases, discuss the racial justice consequences of upending 45 years of precedent, and offer recommendations for advancing educational equity in light of the decision.