In a 6-3 decision, the court’s six conservative justices declared that colleges’ use of race as a factor in student admissions is unconstitutional

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President Biden said, “We cannot let this decision be the last word.The decision upended decades of law and the higher education landscape

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The ruling will reshape top universities and impact student prospects, but its direct impact on most college students is limited

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Schools cite diversity goals in considering race, benefiting Black and Latino students who face disadvantages. Critics argue Asian Americans may be negatively affected as other groups receive preference

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The ruling did not prohibit all mentions of race in college applications. Prospective students can write in application essays about how race has affected their live.

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The court’s three liberals dissented: Justice Sotomayor's rare dissent from the bench indicates significant disagreement, centred around differing beliefs on the significance of effect

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The ruling is expected to benefit historically Black colleges and universities.California’s experience indicates that schools can if they’re willing, take steps that improve diversity even without explicitly considering race

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The court also broadened protections for religious workers in a separate case.The court is expected to end its term today with decisions on student debt relief and L.G.B.T.Q. right

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