WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court decision to end affirmative action based on race in college admissions:
“This ruling reeks of the intellectual justification of discrimination. As we have recently witnessed in politics, this is a coordinated effort to undo much of the progress made to turn America into a land of equal opportunity. The truth is, Black Americans do not have equal opportunity because our starting line is miles behind that of our white peers.
“It’s obvious that social inequities and systematic discrimination create a more difficult and treacherous path for Black and Brown people to achieve stability and success, blocking their ability to accumulate generational wealth and get their families to a place of financial security. Affirmative action opened doors for bright, young people that were closed to them for generations.”
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