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When the nine-justice panel heard oral arguments in the case last year, Scalia drew gasps and controversy when he asserted: “There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school … a slower-track school where they do well.”
On Thursday, Steve Vladeck, CNN contributor and professor of law at American University Washington College of Law, described the ruling as both “something of a surprise” and “an unexpected victory for proponents of race-conscious admissions programs.”
“The decision itself is written quite narrowly, and tailored to the UT program specifically,” he said. “But it’s safe to assume that public universities across the country will now look at this ruling as a roadmap for how to constitutionally take race into account in admissions programs going forward.”
Indeed, Fusion wrote that the outcome “appears to be a compromise of sorts,” noting that “Kennedy, the most centrist justice on the Court, required the university to continue to assess the importance of race-based admissions in creating a diverse student body, and seemed to leave the door open for future challenges to the use of race in college admissions.”
Still, despite its narrow parameters, civil rights advocates celebrated the ruling as a major win.
“This decision reaffirms the value of diversity in higher education and preserves the ability of colleges and universities to further that value through well thought out admissions plans,” said Dennis Parker, director of the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program.
“Education is richest when student bodies reflect the unique makeup of our communities,” added Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of the national office of the racial justice organization Advancement Project.
“Universities are strongest when scholars contribute knowledge that cannot simply be learned, but lived—through their unique cultural experiences, including those influenced by race,” Dianis said. “Admissions policies that promote diversity and inclusion are necessary, and we are pleased by the Supreme Court’s ruling to reaffirm them.”
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