Large firms urged Supreme Court to uphold affirmative action

07/1/2013 | Bloomberg

Dozens of large organizations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Electric and Xerox, wrote an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow affirmative action in college admissions. The court decided that race can be a factor in the admissions process, but it also asked an appeals court to determine whether there are other ways to achieve diversity goals. "Our focus in joining the amicus brief was on the benefits that U.S.-based global companies like P&G gain from fostering a diverse workforce and inclusive culture," said Procter & Gamble's Mary Ralles.

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