The Ruling Explained: The Future of Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Join us for a sure-to-be lively conversation on the Supreme Court's landmark decision against affirmative action

We'll be discussing the Supreme Court’s landmark decision against affirmative action that deemed the admissions programs at both Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill to be unconstitutional.

Inside Higher Ed Editor and Co-founder, Scott Jaschik, will lead a discussion with Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Dean and Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at American University, to analyze the ruling's short- and long-term implications for higher education, which is expected to impact just about every college that uses affirmative action in admissions and some that use it in awarding financial aid.

Additional Resources:

  • Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court Affirmative Action Dissent
  • Dr. Norma L. Day-Vines, Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development in the School of Education, Johns Hopkins University
    • Dr. Holcomb-McCoy recommended Dr. Day-Vines' research and publications on broaching the topic of race and racism within the counseling process
  • Dr. Alberto F. Cabrera, Professor Emeritus, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of Maryland
    • Dr. Holcomb-McCoy recommended Dr. Cabrera's research and publications on college choice