Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Where Do We Go From Here?


In June 2023 the Supreme Court will render a decision about two cases related to affirmative action in college admissions: The University of North Carolina and Harvard University. In order to understand the history of affirmative action, we will explore the origins of the idea, which were planted even earlier than the 1960’s civil rights movement. We will discuss the controversy over affirmative action, its benefits and effectiveness. We will then study the actual cases before the Supreme Court that will determine its future.



Suggested readings will be offered before the beginning of the first class.

About the Instructor

Susan Bowditch has been teaching for MSC since 2013. Her main focus has been on the history and issues related to African Americans: from the Atlantic slave trade, through slavery, racism, white privilege, reparations, and critical race theory, to name the focus of several courses.


Susan Bowditch



1:00-2:30 p.m.
4-week course begins April 27



Class meets at Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick.