Democratic Party of Illinois Chair Lisa Hernandez’s Statement on SCOTUS Ruling to End Affirmative Action

Today’s decision turns back decades of progress and guts efforts to promote equity in higher education




Allison Janowski
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Chicago, IL – Democratic Party of Illinois Chair Lisa Hernandez released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to end affirmative action in college admissions:

“Today, the U.S. Supreme Court sent down a devastating ruling that ends affirmative action in higher education. Members of marginalized groups have been historically denied access to institutions of higher education, and today’s decision will further harm Black and brown students seeking opportunities that have long been afforded to those with power and privilege. Affirmative action is a key protection in working to level the playing field for those who have been sidelined for far too long. This decision undermines decades of progress reducing inequality in education. We won’t let far-right extremists on the Supreme Court determine our futures as they repeatedly roll back rights and protections, especially for the most vulnerable among us. Student bodies that reflect the diversity of our society make educational institutions more fulfilling and more enriching. We can’t afford to go backward; we must continue our fight to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive future for all,” said DPI Chair Lisa Hernandez.


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