NNPA NEWSWIRE – “A statement from the Attorney General’s Office Elizabeth Prelogar emphasizes that U.S. lower courts have widely considered racial practices at Harvard and found them limited enough to meet Supreme Court precedents because they fostered the school’s interest in camp diversity.” reports CNN. .
The Supreme Court said it would reconsider positive actions based on race when entering college.
An announcement Monday, Jan. 24, could eliminate campus practices that have benefited African-American and Hispanic students.
Politics at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina is at the heart of the issue, which the court has agreed to consider.
A student’s race is considered one of the criteria used to decide who enters the class at these institutions.
The Justice Department has urged judges to dismiss the case against Harvard.
“A statement from the Office of the U.S. Secretary-General Elizabeth Prelogar said U.S. lower courts had considered the racial practices of Harvard and considered them limited enough to meet Supreme Court precedents because they fostered the school’s interest in campus diversity,” CNN reported.
The practice of admission, which takes into account the race of students, was first confirmed by a Supreme Court decision in 1978 and confirmed in 2003. It is reported that this practice has for decades contributed to the enrollment of black and Latin American students.
Stacey M. Brown, Senior National Correspondent NNPA Newswire