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UMES Official Speaks About Affirmative Action Ruling

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - After Monday's ruling, the Supreme Court will continue to allow affirmative action in college admissions, as long as no other "race-neutral alternatives" can help produce the "educational benefits of diversity."

Justices also ordered lower courts to take another look at the Abigail Fisher case. Fisher, a Caucasian woman from Texas, claims the University of Texas denied her admission based on her race.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Anthony Jenkins says the outcome of the case was not a huge surprise.

"It's a very complex issue and I think that the decision of the Supreme Court will give some institutions' some direction on how they move forward."

Jenkins says he does expect to see some ongoing challenges, and for more cases to pop up as a result, but overall, he expects everyone will respect this ruling.

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