There is a chance the ruling, regarding the case of a student denied admission to the university, will undercut the legality of affirmative action programs beyond the education realm. But because affirmative action isn't being directly challenged, both the outcome and significance are unclear. In fact, the ruling of this case could have no effect on affirmative action in the workplace at all.
Affirmative Action in the Workplace, Dr. KSanford and LWalker2
Thus, preferential affirmative action in the workplace served thesame rationale as the non-preferential sort. Its purpose wasnot to compensate for past wrongs, offset unfair advantage,appropriately reward the deserving, or yield a varietyof social goods; its purpose was to change institutions so they couldcomply with the nondiscrimination mandate of the Civil Rights Act.
Affirmative Action in workplace and school
no Affirmative Action in either workplace or school