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Another blow to the diversity at universities

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On June 29, the Supreme court blocked affirmative action policies in Harvard and the University of North Carolina, which helps diversify their campuses.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court issued a ruling on affirmative action policies in Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC), which are used to help diversify their campuses. The decision comes after the Supreme Court decided these policies are in violation of the 14th amendment. 

Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), the ones to sue the President and Fellows of Harvard College and UNC, released a statement after the vote. 

“The polarizing, stigmatizing and unfair jurisprudence that allowed colleges and universities to use a student’s race and ethnicity as a factor to admit or reject them has been overruled,” said President and Founder of the SFFA, Edward Blum. “These discriminatory admission practices undermined the integrity of our country’s civil rights laws.” 

The ruling against Harvard was 6-2, after Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson recused herself as she previously held position in Harvard’s Board of Overseers. 

The impact of this vote has now hit all colleges and universities requiring them to not use race as part of the competitive admissions process.  

We will update this story as updates come in.  

Itzel Giron is the editor-in-chief and may be reached at [email protected]; @by.itzel.giron on Instagram; @itzel_anahi_16 on Twitter. 

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Itzel Giron
Itzel Giron, Editor-in-chief
Itzel Giron is a senior multimedia journalism and creative writing student at UTEP. She started her journalistic career at The Prospector in the fall of 2021 as a staff reporter and is now editor-in-chief. Thanks to The Prospector and her tenacity, Itzel has had the opportunity to be an intern with KVIA Channel 7 at El Paso. Itzel is also a freelance journalist, and her work has been published in The City Magazine, Borderzine and Walsworth Yearbooks. After graduation, Itzel hopes to continue her passion of journalism by working in broadcast television reporting on politics, entertainment and news.
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Another blow to the diversity at universities