FAIR’s Amicus Brief for Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard

On May 9, 2022, FAIR’s legal team and network counsel filed an amicus brief in the case of Students for Fair Admissions v Harvard College. FAIR filed in support of Students for Fair Admissions and made a pro-human argument in favor of holistic and fair admissions not based on skin color or ancestry. As stated in the brief:

The “moral imperative of racial neutrality” is no imperative at all when vague exceptions are carved out and neutrality has been stripped of its meaning. The only option that is both workable and consistent with equality principles is to preclude any consideration of “race” in university admissions.

FAIR agrees that diversity along many dimensions is a desirable goal in institutions of higher education.

However, discriminating against some applicants and lowering admissions standards for other applicants based solely on skin color is inconsistent with the nation’s first principles of equality and individual rights, and does a disservice to those the policy claims to uplift. Skin color is a crude proxy for perspectives and experiences.

By using reductive  group preferences that do not necessarily correlate with an individual’s life experience, competence, or character, we elevate institutional interests over individual rights and foment division, resentment, and dehumanization.

Read the Brief