Affirmative Action: Civil Rights Groups Send Report To Colleges, Universities Detailing Options For Equitable, Diverse Education

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Photos: YouTube Screenshots\Wikimedia Commons WASHINGTON – Today six leading civil rights groups released a comprehensive report that offers recommendations for advancing educational equity in light of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decisions, providing key recommendations that can increase access to equitable and diverse education. The executives of the six organizations delivered the report with a personal letter to Harvard, the University of North Carolina, and over 100 additional colleges and universities. The extensive report, co-sponsored by the Legal Defense Fund (LDF), Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL), Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (Advancing Justice – AAJC), the American Civil Liberties Union, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, includes approaches that institutions can implement to increase diversity in higher education. The report offers concrete solutions to college students, education professionals, individuals, and institutions looking to further their commitment to pursuing racial equity. And it suggests ways to bring fair and robust educational opportunities to all students, paving the way for institutions to admit individuals from varied backgrounds to create a diverse campus that reflects the extensive resources and potential of our multiracial democracy. “Regardless of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision, colleges and...