Admissions based on race is a major issue these days thanks to a brave group of Asian applicants who have once again brought the matter before the Supreme Court.
As their case goes to trial and the possibility of ending the overtly racist affirmative action program many schools have adopted is put in jeopardy, a hidden question is whether any Any judge has the courage to speak up on this matter and help. Others see the light and gain the courage to resist the policy.
If one looks at Justice Clarence Thomas’ past comments, it looks like he could.
As Conservative brief notesThomas has hinted in the past that he is willing to waive such policies, saying:
“I note that the racist technique has in fact unintended consequences. There is no doubt that the University’s discrimination has hurt white and Asian applicants who are denied admission because of their race. But I believe the injury to those admitted to the University’s discriminatory admissions program is even more pernicious.
Blacks and Hispanics admitted to University due to racism are, on average, much less prepared than their white and Asian classmates. The university admits minorities who would otherwise attend less selective colleges where they would be more evenly matched.
As a result of the mismatch, however, many blacks and Hispanics who were able to excel at less-than-elite schools were relegated to a position where all things underpowered. The result was inevitable because they were academically less prepared than the white and Asian students they had to compete with. .
The self-esteem damage of these out-of-the-box students aside, there is no evidence that they did more at university than they would at other schools for which they were better prepared. Indeed, they may learn less.”
It’s a pretty strong condemnation of affirmative action, which Thomas hits from both angles and looks ready to tear apart if given the chance.
And this is the prime opportunity to end the affirmative action. Is Alex Deise, attorney and policy manager at FreedomWorks told Daily Wire:
“By handling these cases, the Supreme Court has a historic opportunity to eliminate the possibility of clear discrimination by colleges and universities on the basis of race in their admissions process. .
The court made the grave error in Grutter v Bollinger (2003) in supporting these processes under the mistaken view that the educational interests of a diverse student body were more important than the racial neutral imperatives of the student population. Equal Protection Clause.
The Court should deal with Grutter and heed Chief Justice Roberts’ advice from a similar case that ‘[t]His way to end discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.‘”
In Grutterthe court affirms affirmative action, which was introduced after two applicants to the University of Michigan, one to law school and the other to college, sued, saying they had been discriminated against on the grounds of race.
It was heard in the 90s, so the issue has been around for a while, especially since affirmative action only lasts for a few generations, not indefinitely.
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