UMLC Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

 The Upper Midwest Law Center releases the following statement in reaction to today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action:

“The Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decisions in the Harvard and UNC Affirmative Action cases return school admissions in the United States to the “colorblindness” required by the Constitution. The decisions are a direct rejection of Critical Race Theory, antiracism, and other “woke” ideologies that support discrimination against nonminority people to somehow atone for past injustice. UMLC has always stood for equality and merit and against privileges based on race, for any race, and welcomes the Supreme Court’s long overdue decision finding affirmative action’s race-based college admission privileges unconstitutional,” says Doug Seaton, President of UMLC. “We look forward to the courts extending this principle to other educational, employment, public policy, government benefit and public accommodation settings. The Supreme Court said it best in its conclusion today—that universities have ‘concluded, wrongly, that the touchstone of an individual’s identity is not challenges bested, skills built, or lessons learned but the color of their skin. Our constitutional history does not tolerate that choice.’”

Doug Seaton is available to speak on the Supreme Court’s decision. Please direct inquiries to Allison Housley at [email protected]

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