Special Edition: The Supreme Court Overturns Affirmative Action
June 29, 2023
On Thursday, June 29, in the cases of Students for Fair Admissions. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina, the Supreme Court — in a 6 to 3 decision — overturned affirmative action in higher education, restricting universities’ ability to fully address systemic racial inequalities that persist in higher education.
Affirmative action in higher education has been in place since the 1960s. This decision is the latest in the Supreme Court’s move to break with decades of precedent and undo long-held civil rights.
Joining us to unpack the decision is ReNika Moore, director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program.
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