At a press conference in Washington D.C., Edward Blum, the director of the Project on Fair Representation, said the ruling on Fisher v. Texas is a "win" for those who are opposed to affirmative action or race conscious admissions policies.
Early Monday morning, the Supreme Court released a ruling on Fisher v. Texas, the supreme court case that challenged UT's policy of using race in admissions. The Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court, in a 7-1 decision.
UT President William Powers Jr. and others have said the rulling is a win for the University and affirmative action supporters, but Blum contradicted that Monday afternoon, claiming the ruling was a loss for the UT.
"I can't speak for the other side...if they're excited for this ruling I think they're gravely misplaced," Blum said. "I think it is quite clear the justices demand schools seek race-neutral policies."
Fisher gave a brief statement about how she was honored to be apart of this process.
"I am very confident UT won't be able to use race as a factor in admissions in the future," Fisher said.