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Campus Diversity is Indispensable

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October 9, 2012

Tomorrow the United States Supreme Court will hear Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could have the effect of banning all race conscious admissions in higher education.

If the court rules in that manner, it would be to the detriment to every student in college and all those who aspire to a higher education. Just like Title IX, race conscious admissions opens avenues of opportunities for those who may not have had access otherwise. Equal opportunity for education makes college possible for more students and benefits the entire student body by increasing campus diversity. Encouraging diversity brings new perspectives and worldviews to the educational experience – whether in terms of geography, in areas of study, gender or race – and that will always add value to the classroom and the campus.

We support the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, United States Students Association, Generational Alliance and Campus Progress in standing up for equal opportunity in higher education.

If you are interested in supporting this cause, consider attending a rally at the Supreme Court tomorrow: bit.ly/SaveDiversity

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