Press Release, Public Statement

DFI Statement on SCOTUS Ruling In ‘Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard’

WASHINGTON—The Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies (DFI) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard:

“Today’s ruling finally recognizes that the use of race in higher education admissions is anathema to the Constitution and our federal civil rights laws. This is a decisive victory for the principle of equal protection under our laws and for future college students from all backgrounds who wish to be considered for college admissions based on merit, not race. Indeed, DFI’s amicus brief in this case showed that if Harvard and other institutions of higher education really cared about maintaining a diverse student body, they wouldn’t tilt their admissions process toward wealthy and well-connected elites. In the future, courts must be vigilant in applying this ruling to ensure that colleges and universities do not do behind closed doors what they have done in the open for so long.”

To read DFI’s amicus brief in this case, click here.