Supreme Court ruling stymies universities' efforts to achieve diversity

05/1/2014 | Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

The Supreme Court decision to uphold Michigan's ban on considering racial diversity in university admissions sets the stage for other states to pass similar laws, writes Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system. She says the result, as was seen in California with the 1996 passage of Proposition 209, will be a sharp decline in the number of minority students to apply and be admitted to colleges and universities. "[D]iverse campuses turn out graduates who are better prepared to succeed in modern workplaces and in our increasingly interconnected world," Napolitano writes.

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