Daines Commends Supreme Court Ruling Removing Racial Discrimination from College Admissions

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to remove racial discrimination from college admissions.

“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is also a victory for a civil rights movement built on the belief that discriminating based on race is morally and ethically wrong and runs contrary to the bedrock American principle that we are all created equal. It also rights a grave mistake by institutions of higher education that have been placed more value in political battles than free thought and the wellbeing of students. Harvard and UNC turned away qualified Asian American and white students solely on the basis of race. This should never have been permitted to happen in an America that has fought so hard to put Jim Crow behind us. I commend the Supreme Court for making it right and leveling the playing field so universities must admit students based on their academic achievements and record and not on the color of their skin.”