Big Affirmative Action Rally Planned at Supreme Court

Big Affirmative Action Rally Planned at Supreme Court

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From The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights:

Students, Civil Rights Leaders, Members of Congress, Business Leaders to Stand Up for Fair Policies that Expand Opportunity

On Wednesday, October 10, a wide range of organizations, institutions and individuals who support educational opportunity will rally at the U.S. Supreme Court. The rally is scheduled for the day of oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas. The plaintiff in Fisher asks the Court to declare the admissions policy of the University inconsistent with, or to entirely overrule, Grutter v. Bollinger, a 2003 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that race could play a limited role in the admissions policies of universities. A reversal of Grutter could end the consideration of race in admissions policies in colleges and universities across the country, both public and private

The Fisher case has implications for diversity, educational opportunity, the future of our workforce, and America’s global competitiveness. Therefore, civil rights, corporate, social justice, political, and student leaders will stand united for opportunity before the Supreme Court on the day of oral argument.

Quote from Wade Henderson, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights:

“The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights invites all people to join us on October 10 to stand up for fairness in college admissions; to stand up for expanding opportunity to all Americans; and to stand up for a judicial precedent that is balanced, fair, and in the best interests of our nation.”

WHERE:         STEPS OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

WHEN:           WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10  — 8:30 AM TO 1 PM
8:30 AM: Press Conference featuring Civil Rights Leaders, Litigators, Affected Students, and Others
9:30 AM- 11:00 AM: Speeches featuring National Leaders
11:00 AM-1:00 PM: High Point of Rally

WHO (List in Formation):

  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • National Action Network
  • 9to5, National Association of Working Women
  • American Association for Affirmative Action
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
  • Asian American Justice Center, member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Center, member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice
  • Center for Community Change
  • Church Women United
  • Equal Justice Society
  • Generational Alliance
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • National Black Law Students’ Association
  • National Urban League
  • National Education Association
  • National Pan Hellenic Council
  • People for the American Way
  • South Asian Americans Leading Together
  • United Negro College Fund
  • United States Student Association

4 COMMENTS

  1. Nobody is flooding African countries with non-Africans and giving them special rights and privileges over Africans and saying “but race is a social construct”.

    Nobody is flooding Asian countries with non-Asians and giving them special rights and privileges over Asians and saying “but race is not a genetic reality”.

    This is being done to all White countries and only White coutries.

    Only White people are being affected by this.
    What is happening is GENOCIDE as defined by UN Resolution 260IIIA.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White!

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