Gov. Edwards Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

Published 6:48 am Friday, June 30, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La. – See below for a statement from Gov. John Bel Edwards on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action in college admissions.

“All colleges and universities are better and stronger because of their diversity, and having students from all backgrounds enriches the experiences of everyone. That is why increased diversity should always be our goal. While this decision by the U.S. Supreme Court may weaken that effort across the nation, the fact is that here in Louisiana all qualified students are admitted to our public universities and community and technical colleges. This is as it should be since education is the greatest pathway to improving a person’s quality of life. Our state remains committed to expanding educational opportunities for everyone.”