• CBC CHAIRMAN G. K. BUTTERFIELD APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

    June 23, 2016

    Black caucus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement following the Supreme Court decision to uphold affirmative action programs at the University of Texas at Austin:

     

    “The CBC applauds today’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case that would have otherwise had a devastating impact on affirmative action programs and diversity in our institutions of higher education across the country.

     

    “Diversity in higher education is especially important and serves as a pathway for an American workforce that reflects the full racial and ethnic makeup of this country at all levels of employment.

     

    “For many Americans, particularly African Americans, racism is still a fact of life.  Members of the CBC vow to continue our efforts to lessen the burdens of racism in our communities to ensure all Americans have equal access, including access to quality education, and the right to achieve the American dream.”

     

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