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217 Today: Asian American scholar weighs in on Affirmative Action ahead of Supreme Court ruling

Proponents of affirmative action in higher education rally in front of the Supreme Court in October.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Illinois lawmakers recently passed a bill aimed at protecting out-of-state patients coming here to seek abortion care.
  • Two officers were placed on paid administrative leave while investigations into the killing of a Rantoul man continue.
  • The proposed site of an abortion clinic in Danville has been attacked – again.
  • Congolese rumba star Ferré Gola is coming to the Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana this weekend.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about how Affirmative Action has affected Asian Americans ahead of a scheduled ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on the policy this month.

Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Mae Antar, Farrah Anderson, Owen Henderson and Lisa Philip.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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