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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Supreme Court's Ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin


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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin:

"I am pleased that the Supreme Court ruling in the Fisher case today preserves the well-established legal principle that colleges and universities have a compelling interest in achieving the educational benefits that flow from a racially and ethnically diverse student body, and can lawfully pursue that interest in their admissions programs. As the Court has repeatedly recognized, a diverse student enrollment promotes cross-racial understanding and dialogue, reduces racial isolation, and helps to break down stereotypes. This is critical for the future of our country because racially diverse educational environments help to prepare students to succeed in an increasingly diverse workforce and society.

"The Department continues to be a strong supporter of diversity, and will continue to be a resource to any college or university that seeks assistance in pursuing diversity in a lawful manner."

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