SCOTUS Conservative Majority Appears Ready To Ban College Affirmative Action


FILE - Members of the Supreme Court sit for a new group portrait following the addition of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Oct. 7, 2022. Bottom row, from left, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Top row, from left, Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appears ready to ban college affirmative action. However, most Americans say institutions should be allowed to consider students’ race or ethnicity as a minor factor in admissions decisions, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released on May 30.

About 63% of the 1,680 adults surveyed said the high court should not block colleges from considering race or ethnicity for admissions decisions, the poll found. At the same time, 68% said considering race or ethnicity should be a low priority.

FILE – Activists demonstrate as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on a pair of cases that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, in Washington, Oct. 31, 2022. As the Supreme Court decides the fate of affirmative action, most Americans say the court should allow consideration of race as part of the admissions process, yet few believe students’ race should play a significant role in decisions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Last fall, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases that challenged affirmative action admissions policies. The court is expected to rule soon.

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