By Tyler Durden
Following a handful of landmark cases brought by the DoJ accusing colleges of unfairly disadvantaging Asian and White applicants, the Supreme Court has just decided to hear arguments that could result in it radically breaking with precedent to ban the consideration of race in college applications.
The AP reported that SCOTUS had agreed to hear the challenge to the status quo, which could result in the biggest change to the legal framework surrounding college admissions – seen as a key gateway to the meritocratic American dream – since 2003, when Grutter v. Bollinger reasserted that universities may take race into account to create a “racially diverse” student body, to the benefit of all students. But the precedents go back decades, all the way to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The court has chosen to hear an appeal from Students for Fair Admissions, an activist group working to end bias against Asian applicants at top universities, It has also opted to hear appeals from Harvard and other prestigious universities urging that the precedent be upheld.