Washington Post: Ruling could affect more than colleges, former Kavanaugh clerk says

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Susan Svrluga



This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on October 31, 2022.

Brooks said he would be listening for whether the justices seem inclined to overturn precedent.

He planned to tell the crowd: “Some of the people inside this building today think that means that I didn’t earn or deserve the quality education I received. But you know — and I know — that affirmative action isn’t about giving anyone an unfair advantage. It’s about guaranteeing equal opportunity.”

Brooks said he was a first-generation college student who grew up in East Harlem before going on to earn degrees from Brown University and Yale Law School (he also earned an MBA from Yale), as well as receive a Rhodes Scholarship. He says the issue of affirmative action is a personal one but the benefits of it are not limited just to individuals. It benefits all of society, he says.

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