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Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action at Colleges and Universities

Jun 30, 2023 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    -58% Very Liberal

  • Reliability

    75% ReliableGood

  • Policy Leaning

    -58% Very Liberal

  • Politician Portrayal

    -25% Negative

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63% : The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday on two landmark cases challenging affirmative action in higher education, ending decades of expanded access to college education for students of color and overturning decades of precedent.
62% : In fact, Harvard University was cited by Justice Lewis Powell as the model for affirmative action in the 1978 case establishing the constitutionality of race-based admissions, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke.
55% : The Harvard economist determined that the class would have been 9% Hispanic rather than 13%, and 6% Black as opposed to 14% under affirmative action.
53% : Though Harvard is private, it receives federal funding for a variety of programs and thus is covered by federal anti-discrimination laws.
50% : The hostility of this court toward affirmative action was made clear in the oral arguments last fall.

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