Professor Chris Goodman Interviewed on "The US Supreme Court Has Overturned Affirmative Action Practices In College Enrollment" -- KPCC-FM AirTalk
Professor Chris Chambers Goodman is interviewed on "The US Supreme Court Has Overturned Affirmative Action Practices In College Enrollment. What Does It Mean For Prospective Students?" on KPCC-FM AirTalk. The segment considers Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down affirmative action in college admissions.
From KPCC-FM AirTalk:
The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down affirmative action in college admissions, forcing institutions of higher education to look for new ways to achieve diverse student bodies. The court’s conservative majority overturned admissions plans at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, the nation’s oldest private and public colleges, respectively. The vote was 6-3 in the North Carolina case and 6-2 in the Harvard case.The Supreme Court had twice upheld race-conscious college admissions programs in the past 20 years, including as recently as 2016. The schools said that they use race in a limited way, but that eliminating it as a factor altogether would make it much harder to achieve a student body that looks like America.
A poll last month by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed 63% of U.S. adults say the court should allow colleges to consider race as part of the admissions process, yet few believe students’ race should ultimately play a major role in decisions. Every U.S. college and university the justices attended, save one, urged the court to preserve race-conscious admissions. Here to discuss the ruling from the Supreme Court are Christine Chambers Goodman, professor of law at Pepperdine University and Richard H. Sander, economist and UCLA professor of law.
The segment may be found at KPCC-FM AirTalk (Professor Goodman at 4:22)