ERN’s Statement on Today’s SCOTUS Affirmative Action Hearing

Higher-Ed Quality & Affordability

October 31, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 31, 2022) – Education Reform Now Senior Policy Analyst James Murphy released the following statement in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court hearings on affirmative action.

“Today’s Supreme Court hearings on affirmative action are a reminder of how central questions of equity and racial justice remain in higher education.

Education Reform Now unequivocally defends the right, indeed the necessity, of colleges considering race and ethnicity in their admissions process in order both to reckon with the impact race plays in access to opportunity and to recognize that all students should be able to bring their full identity to the admissions process, which include their racial and ethnic identity among many other factors. We hope that a majority of the justices will agree. Today’s case should also spark private and public colleges to undertake serious admissions reform to protect diversity, including the elimination of legacy preferences.