In a 6-2 vote this morning, the Supreme Court has upheld the Michigan ballot initiative to ban racial preferences in admissions to public universities. This vote overturned a lower court ruling.
The Supreme Court’s decision impacts the diversity efforts of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who has been under fire for dwindling minority enrollment.
The controversial Proposal 2, passed in 2006, allowed the banning of affirmative action. The NAACP challenged this act, stating it unfairly rigs admission systems against minority students.