Skepticism on affirmative action

From Inside Higher Ed: “Many observers would say it’s going to be a long shot when the Supreme Court ultimately rules on the cases next spring. In arguments before the Supreme Court Monday, six justices with a history of opposing affirmative action—and new justices expected to oppose affirmative action—asked questions and offered comments that reflected skepticism about the practice at both universities. For instance, Justice Clarence Thomas said, ‘I’ve heard the word ‘diversity’ quite a few times, but I don’t have a clue what it means.’ And he rejected the answer from Ryan Park, who was defending UNC, about the educational benefits of diversity. Thomas said he didn’t ‘put much stock in that.’”

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