Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action


June 23, 2016 -Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, upholding the University of Texas’ affirmative action program, and determining that using race as a factor in the admissions process to achieve greater diversity is constitutional. The ruling also finds that affirmative action is necessary and appropriate for creating diversity and sets reasonable standards for universities in justifying the use of affirmative action. This conclusion was the central issue in a brief by the UCLA Civil Rights Project (CRP) which was signed by 823 social scientists including UCLA professor/CRP co-director Gary Orfield and Bunche Center director Darnell Hunt.

To read the article, Click Here. To read the opinion and the dissents, Click Here.

For more information on the Bunche Center’s past research on diversity issues, Click Here.


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