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Following the June 30 CAA Executive Director’s response to the US Supreme Court ruling invalidating race-conscious admissions considerations, CAA signed on to the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) statement on affirmative action.  

The SCOTUS ruling stands in stark contrast to CAA’s commitment to meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. We concur with ACLS that “the active participation of diverse people in the scholarly enterprise is the best way to combat historic and systemic inequities,” and we remain dedicated to the contributions of all art scholars and practitioners.  

Other learned societies and higher education institutions who have signed the ACLS statement:  

American Academy of Religion
American Folklore Society
American Historical Association
American Philosophical Association
American Political Science Association
American Society for Environmental History
American Society for Theatre Research
Association for Jewish Studies
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Association of University Presses
German Studies Association
Medieval Academy of America
National Women’s Studies Association
North American Conference on British Studies
Oral History Association
Organization of American Historians
Rhetoric Society of America
Shakespeare Association of America
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Society for Ethnomusicology
Society for Social Studies of Science
Society of Architectural Historians
Society of Biblical Literature 

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