Michigan Legislative Black Caucus on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Affirmative Action in Higher Education


AMOS O'NEAL Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Vice Chair - State Rep.(D-Saginaw).

LANSING, Mi., June 30, 2023 - In a disappointing decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated affirmative action in higher education.

In Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's dissent, she offered a very poignant perspective that pertained to historical trends that were - and are - designed to keep the Black community away from opportunities to progress. "History speaks. In some form, it can be heard forever," Justice Jackson wrote. "The race-based gaps that first developed centuries ago are echoes from the past that still exist today. By all accounts, they are still stark."

"At a time when...

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