Mayor Scott Statement on US Supreme Court Ruling Dismantling Race-Conscious College Admissions
Thursday Jun 29th, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD. (Thursday, June 29, 2023) - Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement on the US Supreme Court's decision to gut race-conscious college admissions.
"With this unjust decision, the Supreme Court has helped entrench ongoing racial discrimination in higher education rather than eliminate it. For decades, race-conscious admissions have offered a glimmer of hope to students across the country that their entire life experience would matter. The only thing this decision guarantees is that the history of discrimination and racism that Black and Brown students have been forced to overcome will continue unabated.
"Despite this ruling, I know that Baltimore students will continue to beat the expectations that are placed on them. And I know that Baltimore's higher education institutions, including our fantastic HBCUs in Morgan State and Coppin State, are going to continue to be spaces of opportunity for Baltimore's young people.
"We cannot and will not let this conservative court limit the potential and brilliance of our young people, no matter how hard they try to eliminate the progress made so far."