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Here’s What’s Happening With Affirmative Action

The landmark decision by the Supreme Court effectively ended the use of race as a factor in college admissions.

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The Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions on Thursday, June 29, effectively ending the use of race as a factor and reversing decades of precedent. Read on to learn more about the decision, the likely impact, and how the public feels.

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Here’s What Happened After Affirmative Action Ended In These 4 States

Antonio Pequeño IV

The effects of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action will take time to materialize—but a 2013 Harvard study found that after affirmative action ended in key states “sharp declines” in the workplace followed for Asian women, Black women and Hispanic men.