The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development is holding a hearing at 10:15 a.m. Eastern time examining how the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action is affecting university admissions.
The hearing, titled “How SCOTUS’s Decision on Race-Based Admissions is Shaping University Policies,” will be held by the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, which is chaired by Rep. Burgess Owens (R‑UT).
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Witnesses include Alison Somin, a legal fellow with the Pacific Legal Foundation; Yukong Mike Zhao, president of the Asian American Coalition for Education; David Hinojosa, director of the Educational Opportunities Project for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and Delano Squires, a research fellow with the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family.
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“The Supreme Court delivered a resounding defeat for racism when it deemed race-based college admissions unconstitutional,” Owens said in a statement. “Ending the era of affirmative action in higher education is of the utmost importance as we work to build a system that rewards perseverance, merit, and hard work rather than skin color. I am looking forward to gaveling in our subcommittee to examine how this landmark ruling will positively shape university policies now and in the future.”
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