Debunking 5 Myths about Affirmative Action

| December 28, 2017

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Less than two years after the Supreme Court upheld the Fisher vs. University of Texas case on affirmative action, the Trump administration nevertheless continues to threaten race-based affirmative action, chipping away at education equity. The Department of Justice is currently investigating admissions practices at Harvard University, according to recent reports. Amidst this contentious racial and political climate, Ed Trust would like to debunk a few myths about affirmation action policies. TRUTH: Both Republicans and Democrats support affirmative action policies, according to a new poll by the Pew Charitable Trusts. It found that a significant amount of Americans (71 percent) support efforts to bolster minority admissions — up from 63 percent in 2014. White Americans are also increasingly supportive of the policies: 66 percent said they had a favorable view, compared to 55 percent in 2014.

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