History offers the best argument for continuing affirmative action
On Monday, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two cases challenging the constitutionality of affirmative action in higher education. The plaintiff, Students for Fair Admissions, claims that Harvard and the University of North Carolina “award mammoth racial preferences” to Black and Hispanic applicants in violation of the Constitution’s equal protection guarantees and federal nondiscrimination statutes.
Originally published: October 31, 2022
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: The Washington Post