Following new U.S. Supreme Court rulings, Missouri’s attorney general has informed universities and cities to immediately end affirmative action policies.
The high court has struck down the consideration of race in college admissions – putting an end to affirmative action programs in higher education.
State Attorney General Andrew Bailey says he has warned dozens of Missouri universities and cities to immediately end these race-based policies.
He says all Missouri programs that make admitting decisions by “disfavoring” individuals based on race—not just college admissions, but also scholarships, employment, law reviews, etc.—must immediately adopt race-blind standards.
According to Bailey, he has informed the University of Missouri System, Missouri State University, and the mayors of St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia, among others.
Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush says affirmative action helped level the “racist and uneven playing field.”