Affirmative Action Is Finally Dead. It's Time for Real Equality | Opinion
On Thursday, the Supreme Court overturned college affirmative action, compelling universities to find new strategies to diversify their student groups.
The conservative majority invalidated Harvard and UNC's admissions guidelines.
Sonia Sotomayor argued in dissent that the ruling "rolls back decades of precedent and momentous progress."
The court's first Black female justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, branded the judgment "truly a tragedy for us all" in a dissent.
In 2016, the Supreme Court affirmed race-conscious college admissions policies.
Before the three Trump appointees joined the court. The approach, maintained by Supreme Court judgments since 1978,
was questioned by all six conservative justices at arguments in late October.
UNC and Harvard programs were maintained by lower courts, rejecting charges that they discriminated against white and Asian-American candidates.
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