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The End of Affirmative Action | Leadership in Higher Education

Oct 31, 2022 View Original Article
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    -12% Somewhat Liberal

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  • Policy Leaning

    10% Center

  • Politician Portrayal

    -8% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

61% : Even if Roberts gets only two of these three votes, affirmative action will be a thing of the past in higher education admissions.
59% : Third, schools can still provide affirmative action based on non-racial factors, such as income.
57% : If the Court bans affirmative action, what steps can institutions take in response if they wish, as most do, to continue to enroll diverse student bodies?
56% : These measures are very costly and will probably not produce student bodies as diverse as those that would likely enroll were affirmative action continued.
53% : They argue that Grutter remains binding law, despite the 5-4 vote; that the Grutter court never meant to set a time limit, and even if it did, that deadline still has six more years to run; and that affirmative action remains necessary to build diverse student bodies, which are essential to quality education.
51% : Virtually all Constitutional experts, myself included, believe that when the Court releases its decisions in spring of 2023, it will eliminate affirmative action by a 6-2 majority (with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recused from participation in the Harvard case).
48% : A comprehensive study of medical school admissions in states that have banned affirmative action found, for example, "devastating impact," with enrollment by students from under-represented groups declining by one third.
47% : Demographically, the impact of a ban on affirmative action on student bodies at selective and highly selective schools will be significant and profound.
38% : Based on the track records of states like California and Michigan, taking these measures will likely offset some of the impact of a ban on affirmative action.
35% : Because nine states have already banned affirmative action at their public universities, some as many as fifteen years ago, we have clear data.
34% : Three justices - Roberts, Alito and Thomas - have gone on record as opposing affirmative action in higher education.
23% : In addition, nine states, including Michigan, Florida, and California, already ban affirmative action in public higher education.

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