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Supreme Court to hear challenge to race in college admissions

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2022
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The Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a discrimination case involving Asian students who say Harvard University’s affirmative action system discriminates against them.

The justices said they’ll also hear a case involving the University of North Carolina, which rewards Black, Hispanic and American Indian applicants under its affirmative action policy and which challengers say penalizes White and Asian students.

Harvard is the country’s oldest private university and UNC the oldest public university, making them marquee tests for where the high court sees affirmative action decades after the civil rights...

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