Affirmative Action Is Finally Dead. It's Time for Real Equality | Opinion
In a long-awaited ruling, the Supreme Court has said that race can't be used to decide who gets into college.
People will have different reactions to the decision. Some will see it as a loss of chances for minorities, especially black applicants,
while others will think it could finally set the stage for true equality. I'm in the second group.
People who support affirmative action tend to talk about it more in terms of theory than of how it works in real life.
People probably think of affirmative action as a way to give black people more chances to get jobs and go to school, especially in government programs and college applications.
In all the talk about affirmative action, nobody talks about whether or not it works.
It's true that the gap between white and black Americans in college isn't very big.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) says that 38% of white Americans and 37% of black Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 were in college in 2021.
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