The End of Affirmative Action?A Supreme Court case alleging Harvard discriminated against white and Asian applicants will go to trial this week, with a conservative majority expected to override the policy.
- Lawsuits Filed Against Harvard University and University of North Carolina
- They claim that white and Asian students were discriminated against
- Conservative Supreme Court expected to rule against universities
- It could mean the end of affirmative action – especially for college admissions
- The suit was brought to you by Students for Equitable Admissions, founded by Edward Blum
Affirmative action admission policies used by universities ostensibly to improve diversity supreme court The case is scheduled to be heard this week.
Oral argument will be held on Monday Whether Harvard and the University of North Carolina Discriminated For Caucasian and Asian applicants during the admission process.
The Supreme Court, with a 6-to-3 majority, is expected to reverse these policies introduced decades ago.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black female justice and one of three liberals on the court, will decline to hear the case.
She did so because she previously attended college as an undergraduate and law student and is on the Board of Supervisors at Harvard University.
Schools argue that an affirmative action policy that allows them to take race into account when considering applicants helps create a diverse learning environment.
On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear two cases involving North Carolina and Harvard, challenging the legality and constitutionality of these so-called affirmative action schemes.
The lawsuit against Harvard University and the University of Northern California will be heard in the Supreme Court starting Monday.
Considered conservative by historical standards, current Supreme Court justices are widely expected to rule against the university.
The school, founded by 70-year-old Edward Blum, is being sued by students for fair admissions.
Both lawsuits were brought by a group called Students for Fair Admissions, founded in 2005 by former stockbroker Edward Blum, 70.
Since 1996, Blum has coordinated eight cases before the Supreme Court.
“I’m a one-trick pony,” Blum said in an interview with Reuters. “I want and care about ending these racial classifications and preferences in our public policy.”
He added: “An individual’s race or ethnicity should not be used to help or harm them in their life endeavours.
Harvard University has been accused of violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prevents discrimination based on race, color, or national origin under any federally funded program or activity. I’m here.
Another lawsuit alleges that the University of North Carolina violated the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees equal protection under the law.
The term affirmative action describes a set of policies designed to increase the representation of certain groups of people based on characteristics such as race, gender, and religion.
Such policies have been talked about since the 1960s as a means of ending discrimination by improving employment and educational opportunities for the marginalized.
Affirmative action policies typically work by imposing requirements on institutions to accept a set quota of individuals with a particular background into the organization. These institutions often include universities and employers.
In 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that the Michigan Law School could consider race in its admissions process in order to achieve a diverse student body. It was ruled in what was considered the most significant affirmative action lawsuit in 25 years.
In recent decades, however, affirmative action has become an increasingly unpopular approach to addressing racial inequalities within institutions and societies.
Proponents of this approach argue that such policies would reverse the historical effects of racism, but skeptics say it benefits only the most privileged among minority groups. It claims to be a form of “reverse discrimination.”
“The way to stop discrimination based on race is to stop discrimination based on race,” Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a 2007 opinion on the use of race in assigning children to public schools. wrote.
“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discrimination on the basis of race,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a 2007 opinion.
Most recently, in 2016, when the Supreme Court ruled 4-3 against a white woman he had recruited as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the University of Texas, Blum challenged the admission of students considering race. I lost the lawsuit.
He called the 2016 ruling “a huge disappointment.”
One new lawsuit accuses Harvard University of violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prevents discrimination based on race, color or national origin in federally funded programs and activities.
The other, brought against UNC, alleges that the university violated the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees equal protection under the law.
In both cases, judgment is expected by the end of June.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11370841/Supreme-Court-case-claiming-Harvard-discriminated-against-applicants-heard-week.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Supreme Court case alleging Harvard discriminated against applicants to be heard this week