NEW YORK (Jun. 28)
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) said it is gratified that the Supreme Court, in its decision on the Allan Bakke case, has indicated that quota systems are to be impermissible. At the same time, NCJW welcomed the court’s support of affirmative action in its ruling that race can be considered one of a number of criteria aside from academic qualifications within a unified admissions policy.
The National Convention of NCJW, in a resolution adopted in 1977, stated that it would “support affirmative action programs in order to ensure the principle of equal opportunity for all,” and also resolved to “work for the elimination of quota systems in both the public and private sectors.” While the number of opinions presented by the court demand further detailed study, NCJW is hopeful that the Bakke ruling will validate its own objectives relating to equal opportunity.