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US Supreme Court Strikes Down Race-Based Affirmative Action in College Admissions

US Supreme Court (symbolic picture)
US Supreme Court (symbolic picture)

 

U.S (June 30,2023) : The US Supreme Court on Friday struck down race-based affirmative action in college admissions, ruling that the practice is unconstitutional. The 6-3 ruling in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas was a major victory for opponents of affirmative action, who have argued that the practice is unfair to white applicants. The case involved Abigail Fisher, a white woman who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin. Fisher argued that she was denied admission because of her race, and she sued the university.

The Supreme Court's ruling does not mean that affirmative action is completely banned. The court said that colleges and universities can still consider race as a factor in admissions, but they must do so in a way that is narrowly tailored to achieve a compelling government interest. The ruling is likely to have a major impact on college admissions across the United States. Many colleges and universities have used race as a factor in admissions for decades, and the ruling could make it more difficult for them to do so in the future.


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