Centennial Institute praises SCOTUS ruling: an ‘affirmation of high standards and academic excellence’
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University releases the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled race may no longer be used in college and university admissions practices:
Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute:
“As the court held, equal protection under the law means equal protection under the law. We applaud the U.S. Supreme Court for rejecting race-based admission processes in higher education. Judging a person by the content of their character, not the color of their skin is one of the principles that makes America great.”
Dr. Donald Sweeting, chancellor of Colorado Christian University:
“Racial diversity is good, but so is the affirmation of high standards and academic excellence. Universities knew this was coming. The current practices advantage some people at the expense of others on the basis of race, which is a violation of the equal protection clause. Universities will no doubt encourage racial diversity in other ways.”
The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family, and freedom. As part of this endeavor, the Institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff and outside experts. Each summer, it is the host of the nation’s largest annual conservative gathering west of the Mississippi, the Western Conservative Summit.
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