HBCU 20x20's Statement on SCOTUS' Affirmative Action Rulings
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Washington, D.C., June 29, 2023 – The Supreme Court of the United States’ rulings on SFFA v. UNC and SFFA v. Harvard represents a larger system that has historically created barriers towards the social, professional, and economic growth for Black, Brown, and other underrepresented communities.
“This recent decision severely undercuts the progress and efforts that has been made over the past 50 years to help level the playing field in our society. Beyond the classroom, creating and fostering diverse environments have not only proven to be “good” for business, but the right thing to do,” said CEO Nicole Tinson.
She continued, “The push against affirmative action in higher education has ripple effects on diversity everywhere, but #HBCU20x20 and our community will remain champions for diversity.”
Our newest social enterprise, The Application, ensures that access to college and career opportunities remains possible for our growing community of 25,000, now representing and serving underrepresented students nationwide. The Application will offer free college applications to Black and Brown students in need, while supporting their transition from college to career.
We’ve come too far to turn back the clock and hope you join us in the fight to actualize creating a more perfect union.
If your college or university is still committed to developing a more diverse campus, The Application is a resource. If your company wants to be a part of the push for a more diverse environment, we're here as well.
Please email our Senior Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, Dr. Dennis Johnson at Dennis@hbcu20x20.org to stay or get involved and connected with HBCU 20x20 and The Application.