No, colleges don’t have to ignore all references to race in admissions

AtomicMind CEO Leelila Strogov is a featured source for this Verify video on Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court decision on affirmative action leaves colleges room to consider essays in which the applicant writes about their race.

The Supreme Court ruled in two cases that practicing race-based affirmative action in university admissions processes violated the Constitution and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ruling says colleges and universities cannot use race as a factor in determining whether a student should be accepted or rejected.

A popular Google search since the Supreme Court’s decision asks if students are still allowed to mention race in their applications, and whether colleges have to ignore race entirely in the admissions process.

Are colleges now required to ignore all references to race in the admissions process?