The decision by the Supreme Court to hear cases attacking affirmative action offers opponents a chance to reverse not only the Harvard and UNC decisions but many others that have upheld the use of affirmative action. The decision comes at a time when the composition of the Supreme Court differs significantly from the last time it upheld the use of affirmative action in college admissions, in 2016, in a case involving the University of Texas at Austin.
In other words, the Trump-created Supreme Court, dominated by White supremacist Republicans, will hear cases attacking affirmative action. My expectation is that they will rule against it, thereby weakening protection against bias across the land. Trump will once again triumph over the rest of us.