Durbin Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court upheld race-conscious college admissions in Fisher v. University of Texas.
“Affirmative action has helped generations of well-qualified minority students – often first-generation college students – access higher education and new career opportunities,” said Durbin. “Affirmative action is constitutional and will allow universities to continue taking steps to make their student bodies as diverse as our country itself, bringing new perspectives to the classroom and enriching the learning experience of all students.”