TheGrio: Why affirmative action ruling doesn’t completely ban race in college admissions

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Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Education, Racial Equity


This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 2, 2023.

As colleges and universities begin to readjust their policies to adhere to the Supreme Court’s legal ruling, Brooks says institutions must be encouraged to “continue to treat diversity as an imperative.”

For students applying to colleges moving forward, he suggested that they continue to “fashion [their] essays in the way that [they] intended.”

He explained: “If you were going to talk about your race, and how it impacted whether you were discriminated against by classmates or whether it informed interests of yours, you should do that.”

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