How will US universities look after affirmative action? | Education News

It has been a 40-year fight in the United States over affirmative action, or taking race into consideration for university admissions. Now, students and schools are adjusting to a new reality after the US Supreme Court reversed the precedent. The ruling is the culmination of a concerted legal campaign by conservative activist Edward Blum and his organization Students for Fair Admissions. Some US universities have stopped using affirmative action in the past, and the results show a minority of students enrolled at their institutions. So how will this nationwide decision change demographics – and how will that change students’ futures?

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