Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s affirmative action ban

Jueza Sonia Sotomayor

Jueza Sonia Sotomayor

The U.S. Supreme Court this week upheld the state of Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, which does not allow public universities to consider race, gender, ethnicity, or national origin when accepting new students. Six justices voted in favor of upholding the ban, and two against. Justice Sonia Sotomayor emphatically protested the decision, with a statement in which she declared that “race still matters.” Valeria Fernández interviewed civil rights attorney Daniel Ortega in Arizona about the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision.

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