John M. Becker

Henderson: Affirmative Action Decision a Victory

Filed By John M. Becker | June 24, 2013 3:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: affirmative action, education policy, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Wade Henderson

"Today's decision is an important victory for our nation's ongoing work to build a more inclusive, diverse America. We believe that the University of Texas's admissions policy is a carefully crafted one that will ultimately be upheld by the Court of Appeals. In reaffirming that a diverse learning environment benefits students, our workforce and the country as a whole, the ruling makes it clear that now is the time to expand our commitment to diversity in all of our institutions to ensure that we are well-positioned to compete in the diverse economy of the 21st century."

-- Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, on today's Supreme Court decision on affirmative action.

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