People For the American Way

People For the American Way Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2023

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 2024674999

Washington D.C. – Following today’s divided Supreme Court ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. UNC, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“Today the far-right wing of the Supreme Court delivered what ultraconservatives have sought for decades: a deeply damaging repudiation of 40 years of precedent on affirmative action. The Court’s ruling harms not only students of color but entire student bodies that will inevitably become less diverse and less inclusive of the rich variety of perspectives and experiences that university campuses strive to offer. As damaging as this will be, it may be only the beginning of harm to promote diversity and justice for people of color and women in other contexts. Cases that challenge these principles are already working their way through lower courts. Today’s decision makes it even more clear how critically important lower courts are and will be in shaping justice for all, and how vital it is for fair-minded judicial nominees to be confirmed to the many vacancies that exist on those courts now.”

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About People For the American Way

People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org