SPSP Joins Multi-Society Response to Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling
SPSP has joined over 45 other organizations in signing a statement opposing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to end the consideration of race in higher education admissions. The statement also emphasizes that SPSP and other science organizations remain fully dedicated to ensuring a full range of talent is recruited, retained, and advanced across our fields.
"To meet current and emerging job demands and retain our research and development leadership globally, we must broaden who participates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. Doing so will improve lives, advance our nation's living standards, and drive economic growth," reads the statement, drafted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "This court ruling will limit the ways our nation might expand talent in STEMM from historically excluded communities."
"SPSP was disheartened by the Supreme Court's decision, but not deterred," said SPSP Executive Director Rachel Puffer. "We will continue to support initiatives that combat long-standing injustices in our field and promote a more equitable future for personality and social psychology."
For more information about SPSP's efforts related to diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion page.