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U.S. Supreme Court upholds University of Texas' use of race in admissions

June 24, 2016

The court's decision provides another example of how race can be used in admissions, but also once again shows a majority of the court thinks that diversity is important on college campuses, said Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. "Today's decision is more than a narrow ruling on the role of race in college admissions," McPherson said. "It is a reaffirmation of the principle that the United States is a tapestry of diversity that flourishes when its people engage in the joint pursuit of new knowledge and the collective act of civic engagement."

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