The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that colleges must stop considering race as a factor in their admission policies, inflicting a major blow to so-called ‘affirmative action’ efforts aimed at boosting the enrolment of Black and Latino students at top universities.


The apex court’s decision on Thursday came in response to lawsuits that challenged the policies of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina (UNC) by claiming race-conscious student admissions programmes discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants.


The ruling has now become the latest by the conservative-dominated court to advance right-wing political causes, and it could have significant implications for US college enrolment and diversity on campuses across the country.


President Joe Biden who lamented the court’s position on Thursday, called on universities to continue to advance diversity in spite of the ruling, by considering race-related factors like adversity.


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