Back to top

The Fall of Affirmative Action: How the US Supreme Court Weighs Diversity against Individual Rights


Published December 20, 2023

The United States Supreme Court ruled that classroom diversity is no longer a compelling interest to justify using race in college admissions, overturning past precedents that had upheld affirmative action for decades. Race alone can no longer act as an adequate substitute for the diversity of perspectives and ideas that students bring. Race-based affirmative action now faces new legal vulnerabilities, including potential lawsuits against other private and public institutions.