Colleges brace for the beginning of affirmative action’s end


American colleges have had the Supreme Court’s blessing for more than four decades to factor race into their admissions processes — and now they're preparing for a future without it.

Students for Fair Admissions, led by longtime affirmative action opponent Edward Blum, is challenging race-conscious admissions practices before the high court on Monday in two cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Blum’s strategy has come a long way since his failed attempt to get the Supreme Court to side with Abigail Fisher, a white female University of Texas at Austin applicant who believed she was denied because of her race.



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