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Examining the Supreme Court’s Ruling to Restrict Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Legal experts discuss the recent decision and what this will mean for future students.


The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on Thursday, June 29, 2023, in Washington.


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In a historic move, the Supreme Court ruled to strike down the use of affirmative action in college admissions, a long-standing precedent that has benefited Black and Latino students in higher education.

For the full hour, Charles "Rocky" Rhodes, Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law Houston and Craig Jackson, Professor of Law at Texas Southern University join us to share their perspectives on this court ruling.

They weigh in on how the decision will change the landscape of higher education, what effect this ruling will have in schools across the nation, and the reactions we're seeing so far.

In reference to a comment made during the show, the caller Jeff wrote in to clarify that he “was being 100% facetious,” with his comment.



Charles "Rocky" Rhodes

  • Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston

Craig Jackson

  • Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University

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