The affirmative action ruling’s impact on DE&I work

It’s important to know that, from a purely legal perspective, this decision does not impact employers. 

Last week, in a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court determined that colleges and universities can no longer factor an applicant’s race into their college acceptance, effectively removing affirmative action from the college admissions process.

NBC News reports:

The court ruled against the programs — saying in the majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts that the systems in place “lack sufficiently focused and measurable objectives warranting the use of race, unavoidably employ race in a negative manner, involve racial stereotyping, and lack meaningful end points, those admissions programs cannot be reconciled with the guarantees of the Equal Protection Clause.”

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