June 29, 2023 – 1:28 PM
The sun rises behind U.S. Supreme Court building on August 27, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down affirmative action in college admissions, declaring race cannot be a factor and forcing institutions of higher education to look for new ways to achieve diverse student bodies.
The courts conservative majority overturned admissions plans at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, the nations oldest private and public colleges, respectively.
Chief Justice John Roberts said that for too long universities have concluded, wrongly, that the touchstone of an individuals identity is not challenges bested, skills built, or lessons learned but the color of their skin. Our constitutional history does not tolerate that choice.
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