Rocky Mountain NAACP says affirmative action ruling "rolls back the advances made towards achieving racial equality"

Jun 30, 2023

On Thursday in a historic decision, by a vote of 6-3, the Supreme Court ended the use of affirmative action in college admissions. The justices ruled that the admissions programs used by the University of North Carolina and Harvard violate the Constitution’s equal protection clause and deemed it unconstitutional.

While those in favor of the ruling believe taking race out of the equation will give students a fair chance, those against it say that couldn’t be farther from the truth. They fear that this ruling could influence diversity in the workplace in years to come.

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