CLARKE ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING SUPREME COURT DECISION ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 29, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina:
“For decades, affirmative action stood as a policy that promoted diversity and a chance at equal education to remedy the lingering impacts of slavery, Jim Crow, and the history of segregation that has threatened to keep the American Dream out of reach for so many people of color. The Supreme Court’s ruling to dismantle affirmative action in college admissions will have serious consequences for Black and brown students across the nation and for generations to come,” said Congresswoman Clarke.
“Our nation was founded on the basic principle that we all deserve the same opportunity to achieve our highest aspirations. The Supreme Court’s decision is a reminder of how far we still have to go to ensure all Americans are treated equally. It’s clear that the American people continue to see this Court faces a legitimacy crisis, and we cannot falter in our fight for racial justice and equal opportunity for every single student.”