Supreme Court rejects affirmative action, ending use of race as factor in college admission

Supreme Court's rejection of affirmative action in higher education sparks concerns of entrenched racial inequality 

and undermines the principles of equal opportunity and diversity.  

Dissenting Justices Kagan, Sotomayor, and Jackson strongly criticized the decision 

arguing that it subverts the constitutional guarantee of equal protection and perpetuates racial disparities in education.  

The court's conservative majority, led by Chief Justice Roberts, delivered  

a blow to decades of established precedents, including the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights. 

as more than 40% of universities and 60% of selective schools currently consider race in admissions decisions. 

Institutions such as the service academies and the U.S. military also rely on past Supreme Court decisions  

Supreme Court decisions recognizing the educational benefits of diversity.  

now amplified by this decision, is poised to continue shaping the future of American higher education.