What’s Informing Us

As we have all been processing and reflecting on the recent Supreme Court decision regarding affirmative action, we wanted to share what is helping to inform our work deeper, drive conversations internally, and prompt more reflection about equitable and inclusive practices in our field.

Here are several articles that we have found especially informative since learning about the decision:


SHRM | Supreme Court Dismantles Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Matt Gonzalez, DEI editor at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), provided an analysis of the recent Supreme Court decision pertaining to affirmative action and its potential impact on DEI efforts. Of particular resonance is the reminder that “given the systemic inequalities that continue to exist, particularly for people of color, companies must stay vigilant with their DE&I efforts despite the higher court’s ruling.”


USA Today | Supreme Court just reversed affirmative action. What that means for workplace diversity.

Journalist Jessica Guynn gave us a good summary of the recent Supreme Court decision and helped us understand concerns about the impact on diversity programs and the potential challenges for employers in maintaining inclusive and diverse workplaces.


Perkins Coie | Seven Pressing Questions Following the Supreme Court’s Admissions Decision

This blog post helped us consider seven important questions following the Supreme Court’s ruling, including the potential impact on affirmative action in employment practices, effects on DEI initiatives in the corporate world, and strategies to consider for responding to the decision.


The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Supreme Court’s Ruling Striking Down Race-Conscious College Admissions Could Have Sweeping Impact on Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Alex Daniels, Senior Reporter for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, aided our analysis of the Supreme Court’s ruling implications for philanthropic foundations and organizations. We are inspired by the multiple organizations mentioned in the article who condemned the ruling and vowed their support for racial equity, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Omidyar Network.


Forbes | How The Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Might Affect HBCUs

The article by Marybeth Gasman shifted our attention to the potential effects of the Supreme Court’s decision on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It also reminded us of the crucial role HBCUs and other Minority Serving Institutions have played historically and will continue to play—now more than ever—in serving underrepresented and marginalized students.