Wyoming Delegation Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 29, 2023
In a landmark moment, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the precedent of Affirmative Action in a 6-3 decision on Thursday, June 29. This decision ended the initiative that sought to increase diversity in the nation’s colleges by providing more African American and Hispanic citizens a better chance of college acceptance.
All three of Wyoming’s federal representatives – John Barrasso, Cynthia Lummis, and Harriet Hageman – issued statements after the ruling.
Congresswoman Hageman issued the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling “rejecting race-based college admissions as a violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause”:
“I applaud the Supreme Court for today’s decision rejecting race-based college admissions, or “affirmative action.” No individual should face a higher hurdle in gaining access to educational opportunities simply based on race, ethnicity, religion, or sex. The 14th Amendment ensures that we are a nation of equal opportunity for all.”
Senator Barrasso supported the ruling, saying it “rightly ended racial discrimination” in the nation’s higher learning institutions.
— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) June 29, 2023
Senator Lummis said, “There is nothing more American than the idea that if you work hard, you should be rewarded regardless of your skin color.”
A landmark decision from the Supreme Court is ending the use of race-based discrimination in the college application process.
There is nothing more American than the idea that if you work hard, you should be rewarded regardless of your skin color.https://t.co/ctr2iW4CbX
— Senator Cynthia Lummis (@SenLummis) June 29, 2023