Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Arguments

Justices question the necessity of ensuring diversity in college admissions.

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday in cases filed against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina (UNC) for their affirmative action policies. The schools use affirmative action policies to boost the enrollment of Black and Hispanic students with the goal of creating student diversity. The arguments lasted for nearly five hours, as the justices questioned the attorneys in the case.

“So what is your response to the simple argument that college admissions are a zero-sum game?” Justice Samuel Alito asked the defender of UNC’s policy. “And if you give a ‘plus’ to a person who falls within the category of under-represented minority, but not to somebody else, you’re disadvantaging the latter student?”

Justice Kavanaugh stated that court precedents find “these racial classifications are potentially dangerous and must have a logical end point.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the justices of the Supreme Court as they hear and consider the arguments regarding affirmative action.
  • For officials in government and the private sector as they assess people for positions and consider their race in the process.
  • For the Lord’s will to be accomplished in the outcome of the case.

Sources: USA Today, Reuters


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