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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Civil Rights Group Challenges Harvard University's Legacy Admissions, Alleging Discrimination

 

DERRICK JOHNSON - NAACP PRESIDENT & CEO

After the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision to end affirmative action in higher education, a civil rights group has launched a challenge to legacy admissions at Harvard University.

Lawyers for Civil Rights, a Boston-based nonprofit, filed a complaint, arguing that the practice unfairly favors predominantly white children of alums and discriminates against students of color.

The challenge against legacy admissions has gained momentum since the conservative justices on the Supreme Court handed struck down affirmative action on July 2.

The NAACP has thrown its support behind the effort, calling on...



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