“Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled skepticism on Monday toward the legality of race-conscious admissions policies in cases involving Harvard University and the University of North Carolina that could imperil affirmative action programs often used to boost enrollment of Black and Hispanic students.” Reuters
Read our prior coverage of the case. The Flip Side
The left urges the Court to allow affirmative action to continue, arguing that it is necessary to level the playing field.
A libertarian's take
“If the Supreme Court decides to end affirmative action in college admissions, the decision will likely be greeted with support by most Americans, including majorities of the very racial groups affirmative action policies are designed to benefit. According to 2022 polling from Pew Research, 74 percent of Americans believe that race or ethnicity should not be a factor in college admissions decisions, while only 7 percent believe it should be a ‘major’ factor. A majority of all racial groups polled believed that race should not be a factor in college admissions, including 59 percent of black respondents and 68 percent of Hispanic respondents.”
Emma Camp, Reason