NCBW Statement on Affirmative Action
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
For Further Information Contact: Alfreda Stukes
WAKE UP EVERYBODY!
Atlanta, GA, November 1, 2022 – First Roe vs Wade now Affirmative Action in College Admissions. Once again, our democracy is under attack!
If the United States Supreme Court eliminates affirmative action, this would be the second time within a year, the conservative majority of the court will have over-ruled decades of precedents.
Why is Affirmative Action important? Affirmative Action is a set of procedures designed to; eliminate unlawful discrimination among applicants, remedy the results of such prior discrimination, and prevent such discrimination in the future. It has been used for decades and is one of the best tools colleges and universities have, to promote diversity and ensure those who are otherwise shut out of the American postsecondary system have a chance to earn a quality degree. It is an opportunity to bring more racial diversity and racial equity to the college admissions process.
What is happening? The United States Supreme Court’s conservative majority may prohibit consideration of race in admissions, a policy that colleges and universities say is essential to ensure diversity on campus.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) advocates on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equality in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.
NCBW will unapologetically support Affirmative Action until we live in a nation where socio-inequities do not exist.
How did we get here? Former President Donald Trump had three conservative appointments to the Supreme Court, which resulted in a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court. Remember, U.S. Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life.
Will there be a lasting affect? Ending affirmative action in college admissions will roll over into employment and other areas impacting economic empowerment of minorities.
Now more than ever we must VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
References: www.americanprogress.org Center for American Progress, 5 Reasons to Support Affirmative Action in College Admissions | www.law.cornell.edu Affirmative Action Legal Information Institute | www.nbcnews.com NBC News, Supreme Court leans toward ending affirmative action in college
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated is a 40-year-old advocacy organization whose vision is that black women and girls will live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist. Thus, we advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment. As a voice for millions of black women and girls in the United States, the Coalition believes in inclusion, respect, racial and social justice, integrity, accountability, and collaboration. For more information, visit the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. at www.ncbw.org.
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