The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear challenges to two college admissions policies that take into consideration an applicant’s race.
The practice, known as affirmative action historically, has been used to help minorities, particularly Black and Latino students, during college admissions processes.
The high court decided to hear challenges to policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.
They allege that “affirmative action imperils the chances of Asian-American applicants.”
The Supreme Court has decided to hear the challenges jointly.
Both were brought by a conservative, anti-affirmative action group known as the Students for Fair Admissions.