UNCF Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its much-anticipated decision (4-3) on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the use of race-conscious admissions policies at the University of Texas at Austin. The Supreme Court affirmed the 5th Circuit decision and held that it is lawful for admissions programs to consider ethnic and racial diversity as one of many factors in their respective policies in use at the time of a petitioner’s application.

“We are pleased that the Supreme Court has reaffirmed their prior decision in support of diversity in higher education,” said Lomax. “Diversity in campus enrollment promotes cross-racial understanding, helps break down racial stereotypes, and enables students to better understand people of different races and cultures. The Supreme Court’s decision today is a win for those who believe that we can learn about each other’s unique abilities through celebrating our differences.”  >> Read More