The fight over equity in college admissions continues

Civil rights groups have spent the past year trying to fend off wider interpretations of the ruling and are seeking to challenge other barriers for underrepresented students in higher education. Meanwhile, Edward Blum, SFFA president and the legal architect of the affirmative action cases, is still “closely monitoring” new admissions policies for undergraduate, law and medical colleges.

“This organization is prepared to challenge any school that illegally uses applicant essays or racial proxies as a substitute for racial classifications and preferences,” Blum said in a statement in response to the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision.

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