DECISION IS UNCONSCIONABLE AND WITHOUT ANY REGARD FOR SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION
NC Hispanic Professionals React to Supreme Court Decision
Cary, NC, July 4, 2023 – Affirmative Action in higher education has served as the most effective structural intervention to increase opportunity and economic mobility for Black and Brown communities for almost 60 years. The overturning of this law by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will undoubtedly engender negative consequences for underrepresented minorities and undermine the opportunities ALL Americans should have to pursue their educational goals free of bias, stereotyping, and discrimination. This decision by SCOTUS is unconscionable and without any regard for systemic discrimination, inequities, and implicit bias. It will block access to educational opportunities and be detrimental to talented Hispanic/Latino North Carolinians students' lives, hindering their contributions to the economy of the state.
Families are reeling from this decision. The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP) believes that our country and local communities thrive when diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in every area of our society. The NCSHP promotes education at all scholastic levels and has done so for 25 years. We reaffirm our 25-year-long commitment to work diligently to advocate for equity, educational opportunities, and we invest financial resources to support ALL Hispanic/Latino youth in North Carolina.
Since 1999, the NCSHP has provided educational programs such as scholarships, mentors and tutors, academic conferences, and other outreach opportunities to encourage Hispanic youth to stay in school and guide them on a pathway to higher education. The NCSHP is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote education among Hispanic youth. Visit thencshp.org for more information.