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Google, Apple Back Affirmative Action in Harvard Case

A Harvard University building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A Harvard University building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Photographer: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

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Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Meta Platforms Inc. and Apple Inc. are among nearly 80 companies filing a brief with the US Supreme Court in support of affirmative action programs being challenged at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

The brief filed Monday argues corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts “depend on university admissions programs that lead to graduates educated in racially and ethnically diverse environments.”