URGENT ACTION: Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

By National Urban League Published Jun 29, 2023

In a devastating blow, the Supreme Court has ruled to end affirmative action in college admissions.  

In a decision written by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court has found that Harvard and UNC’s admissions programs violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Link to the opinion is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/22pdf/20-1199_hgdj.pdf   We are preparing an analysis which will be shared with you shortly.

The Urban League Movement is responding and mobilizing online to stand united against efforts to erode diversity on college campuses.

Here’s how you can engage:

  • USE YOUR VOICE: Grab graphics and sample messages from this social media toolkit to spread the message on your platforms. The toolkit will be updated as needed: https://bit.ly/AffirmativeActionSocial
  • TUNE IN AT 3PM ET: The National Urban League is hosting a virtual news conference today at 3PM ET in conjunction with a coalition of civil rights groups (listed below). Watch it live on the National Urban League’s Facebook page and find more info here: https://nul.org/node/5269/
  • National Urban League
  • National Action Network
  • National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • LDF
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • National Council of Negro Women
  • UnidosUS
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
  • Me
  • JOIN THE EXCLUSIVE ONLINE BRIEFING AT 6PM ET:  We will convene all Urban League constituent groups for an online briefing via Zoom. Use this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89868387760