The United States Supreme Court will address this Monday using race to decide who gets admitted to some of the best colleges in the countryas the Harvard University and of North Carolinawhich take into account racial criteria to ensure diversity for students and correct the lower presence of blacks and Latinos in their classrooms.

The Court has already considered on two occasions that the universities could take into account certain criteria of race provided that they are usedonly to ensure the diversity of the student population. However, now he could take a step back.

The court dominated by ultraconservatives can take another historic turn, as it did last June, overturning the 1973 ruling, in the case known as “Roe v. Wade”, that guaranteed women’s right to abortion. And also, with the annulment of a New York law of 1913 – referred to the carrying of weapons – deciding that States are prevented from restricting the right of people to arm themselves.

What cases will they hear in court?

The supreme justices will hear arguments on Monday about the use of race in admissions to Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC), the oldest institutions of higher education in the country.

The two before the Court are: “Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard” Y “Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina (UNC).”

The organization Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) – “Students for Fair Admission” – was formed by conservative activist Edward Blum. In 2014, Blum sued Harvard and UNC, alleging that schools unlawfully discriminate against white and Asian American applicants.

According to this organization, applicants Asian Americans They are subject to highest standardsat a disadvantage because they receive lower “personal grades” and because they have lower admission rates than white Americans, despite having higher scores.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, for its acronym in English), argued that the SFFA is trying to inculcate a “revisionist interpretation” of the historic ruling in the case “Brown vs. Board of Education“, in which the Supreme Court has already held that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are equal in quality.

The “affirmative action” policy

The policy known asaffirmative action” arose from Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s to “help address the long history of discrimination and systemic inequality in our country’s higher education,” he recalled yasmin caderof the American Civil Liberties Union (American Civil Liberties Union).

Refers to Policies that favor minority groups that have suffered discrimination and that they were applied in the universities of the United States to diversify the admission of students, especially in those institutions that rejected minorities.

Controversy raged from the start, with criticism from conservatives and of the white students who filed legal appeals alleging a “reverse discrimination”.

Nine states have banned “affirmative action” at public universities, including California, where voters approved it in 1996 and rejected an attempt to revive the policy in 2020.

In 1978in the case presented “Regents of the University of California v. Bakke”, lhe Supreme Court prohibited the use of quotas in admissions, considering it unconstitutional. Allan Bakke, a white student, sued the University’s medical school, alleging that it violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Court determined that, although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was violated, as well as the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, also ruled that diversity in college admissions it was a “constitutionally permissible goal.”

The Supreme Court, which will rule again on this issue, had already confirmed the “affirmative action” policy in 2016 by a single vote. The actual ultra-conservative makeup of the magistrates could change the course.

I continued reading:

Source: Pagina12

Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more

Varun Kumar

Varun Kumar is a freelance writer working on news website. He contributes to Our Blog and more. Wise also works in higher ed sustainability and previously in stream restoration. He loves running, trees and hanging out with her family.

Leave a Reply