On Thursday 28th, the US Supreme Court issued a decision “prohibiting the adoption of criteria related to race or ethnicity for admission of students to universities”, and thus the court has abolished a practice that has been in place for decades, and has also enhanced educational opportunities for African Americans and other minorities.
According to identical media reports, six conservative justices voted in favor of banning the standards, while three liberal justices voted against them.
It is noteworthy that this decision came after dissatisfaction with the rightists, and programs have accumulated for years aimed at ensuring diversity in terms of accepting students in universities or employees in companies or government institutions.
According to what was stated in the text of the decision, which was drafted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge John Roberts, “the discrimination that was positive, as the intentions were good”, and continued, “but it cannot remain applied forever, as it involved unconstitutional discrimination against others”.
According to Agence France-Presse, which quoted Roberts as saying, “Students should be treated based on their experiences as individuals, not based on race.”