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0710, 29 Jun 23

SCOTUS Strikes Blow Against Racism


The US Supreme Court struck down decades of legal precedent that allowed colleges and universities to consider race as a factor in admissions.


The court on Thursday specifically ruled against race-conscious student admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina.


Those programs “violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the 6-3 majority ruling in both cases, Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard, and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina.




In concurring with the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that under the 14th Amendment, “the color of a person’s skin is irrelevant to that individual’s equal status as a citizen of this nation.”


0710, 29 June 2023


  1. Merlin

    Using racism to combat racism was a flawed strategy from the outset, doomed to collapse under its own weight in the longterm. Calling it ‘affirmative action’ was nothing more than a euphemism for a socially acceptable form of get-even racism. It’s interesting to see how starkly different Justices Jackson and Thomas viewed the subject. They both threw a few punches.

    Upper academia will squeal loud and long, but will they comply? Or will they further invest in the lefty chorus questioning the legitimacy of the court?

    Trump has a fingerprint on this decision too.

  2. jonnyv

    Well, it would have been nice to eliminate it in ALL instances then. Legacy acceptances. Maybe not make an exception for military academies?

    Maybe those academic acceptances should just look at the top 100 minority populated ZIP codes and use Zip Code as an acceptance booster. “Anyone could technically be living in those zip codes!!!” LOL. You are not technically looking at race, just zip code. Such an easy work around here if they really want to make sure that the student population is diverse.

    Or start weighing membership in minority clubs more heavily. Again, something that can be done by anyone technically. But primarily done by members of particular ethnic backgrounds.

  3. Owen

    The best thing we could do to invest in boosting minority academic performance is to disinvest in the terrible government schools that we perpetuate in those minority populated zip codes. These schools are terrible but we just keep dumping more money into them to salve our liberal white guilt. It doesn’t help, but it makes us feel better. If we actually broke the failed education system and replaced it with something that works, we would see college admissions even out pretty quickly. But that’s much harder and threatens the leftist power structure. It’s much easier to tweak admission standards to get the racial mix that makes you feel better about yourself.

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