“Equal Protection: The Supreme Court’s Battle with Affirmative Action” is an examination of race-based decision making as two cases before the court challenge its use in college admissions. Interviews with scholars and key participants illuminate affirmative action’s judicial history, its future, and the passion that surrounds it.
“Equal Protection: The Supreme Court’s Battle with Affirmative Action” re-airs on Sunday, June 4 at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.
“Equal Protection: The Supreme Court’s Battle with Affirmative Action” is made possible with the support of the Pulitzer Center.
This 12-minute video, released in collaboration with Pulitzer Center, The Hechinger Report and WCNY/PBS delves into how the Supreme Court has upheld the consideration of race in college admissions. Two cases before the Court in 2022 bring renewed challenges to affirmative action programs. In one, Harvard is accused of discriminating against Asian Americans; in the other, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accused of giving unfair preference to Black, Native American and Hispanic students, putting white and Asian applicants at a disadvantage. The universities have defended their admissions practices, citing past Supreme Court rulings that support the use of race as a factor.
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