President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC) and state Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the University of Texas’ affirmative action program:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling reaffirms that higher education can continue to be a path out of poverty for the many historically disadvantaged Americans. I am pleased that some of our most basic American values - the equal opportunity to pursue an education and an appreciation for our nation’s diversity - are being upheld to ensure generations of Americans have the opportunity to carve their own path toward greatness.

“From the bold action and leadership that accompanied our nation's civil rights movement to today's Supreme Court ruling, the greatest nation on earth is ensuring millions of Americans are able to live up to their fullest potential by turning the American Dream into a reality.” 

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