The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday effectively ending affirmative action in colleges — banning institutions of higher learning from explicitly use student applicants’ race as a factor for admission — drew strong rebukes, and some praise, from New Yorkers.
As the news broke, prominent New York City-based groups and individuals voiced their own opinions on the divisive decision.
Mayor Eric Adams strongly condemned the ruling, saying the decision was a result of a highly partisan Supreme Court.
“This decision will not only hurt historically disadvantaged communities, it will make many of our educational institutions less diverse, and perpetuate social, racial, and economic inequity,” said Mayor Adams. “This is a loss for all New Yorkers, and all Americans, but as this country’s largest and most diverse city, New York will not be deterred.”