Colleges and admissions officers at elite colleges are sighing with relief after a long-awaited decision from a federal court in Boston upheld the constitutionality of the Harvard admissions process that considers race among a wide array of factors. Given the enduring influence of race in American society, we may always need selective higher education institutions to consider race as one factor in admissions to ensure that entering classes fully reflect the nation’s diversity. Yet the ruling is not the reprieve many think it is, and should instead be a call to action for those committed to equal educational opportunity.
Kimberly J. Robinson, Why the Harvard admissions decision should be a call to action, The Hill (October 4, 2019).