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University of Alabama president Bell: Diversity and inclusion still a major part of university’s plan

University of Alabama (UA) President Dr. Stuart Bell told members of the press on Wednesday that diversity and inclusion are still critical parts of the flagship university’s plan going forward, even after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) struck down affirmative action in university admissions earlier this year.

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Alabama Power appoints affirmative action advocate Miles College president Bobbie Knight to board of directors

Miles College president Bobbie Knight, an outspoken critic of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling against affirmative action admissions programs in public universities, will now sit on the board of directors for the oldest and largest utility in the state.

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Amie Beth Shaver: What they really mean by ‘privilege’

YOU, privileged turd, are evil. But they, whoever they are, are good.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin lashes out at U.S. Supreme Court on affirmative action, student loans rulings — 'A short-sighted, dangerous precedent'

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin took to Twitter on Thursday and Friday to voice his opinion on two major U.S. Supreme Court decisions last week that ruled against affirmative action programs in university admissions and Joe Biden's student loan cancellation plan.

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Matt Clark: Two excellent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court in Groff and Students for Fair Admission

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two excellent decisions in two highly watched cases: Groff v. DeJoy and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.

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Marshall on affirmative action ruling: 'Ivy League appeals to diversity do not justify discriminating against prospective students based on the color of their skin'

Attorney General Steve Marshall praised SCOTUS’s Thursday ruling against affirmative action in college admissions.

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U.S. Rep. Sewell blasts 'shameful' SCOTUS affirmative action decision — 'The Court has chosen to ignore our history'

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) is the first in Alabama’s federal delegation to speak on the recent decision from the Supreme Court of the United States against affirmative action.

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SCOTUS rules against affirmative action — ACLL's Clark: DEI programs at universities 'in trouble'

Alabama Center for Law and Liberty president Matt Clark told 1819 News on Thursday morning that he thinks diversity, equity and inclusion programs at public universities could face legal challenges after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against affirmative action in college admissions. 

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University of Alabama: SCOTUS decision on affirmative action would 'not impact' admissions policy

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is hearing arguments Monday in favor of and against affirmative action policies, which make race a factor in admissions to both public and private universities.