June 29, 2023
Statement on United States Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Affirmative Action
MILWAUKEE, WI – Today, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s historic decision to overturn Affirmative Action:
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is nothing short of a supreme setback for Civil Rights and opportunity for people of color, women, and others historically underrepresented in the halls of higher education.
“Our country has come a long way from our troubled past, but we know there is still more work to be done. Milwaukee County alone is home to some of the largest racial disparities along key social determinants of health, including educational opportunity. The decision of the high court is in direct opposition of our plan to dismantle systemic racism and increase opportunity for all residents no matter their race or zip code.
“We will not back down from our work to achieve race and health equity or cower as some of as our most vulnerable residents see opportunities taken away from them. Today, we double-down on our work and call on our allies to remain steadfast in their commitment to creating opportunity for traditionally marginalized residents.”