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What to Know About Race-Conscious Admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down colleges’ use of race-conscious admissions nationwide. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the court that admissions policies that say they consider an applicant’s race as one factor among many in admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. What does that mean for colleges across the country? Do “race neutral” alternatives work? What could happen to minority enrollments? We answer those questions and more. Read up on our previous coverage.


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