With the Supreme Court decision overturning affirmative action in college admissions, the Democrat race hustlers and race baiters are losing their collective minds.
The Supreme Court ruled that the affirmative action admission policies of Harvard and the University of North Carolina, which gave weight to a would-be student’s race, are unconstitutional.
Harvard College and the University of North Carolina (UNC) are two of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. Every year, tens of thousands of students apply to each school; many fewer are admitted. Both Harvard and UNC employ a highly selective admissions process to make their decisions. Admission to each school can depend on a student’s grades, recommendation letters, or extracurricular involvement. It can also depend on their race. The question presented is whether the admissions systems used by Harvard College and UNC are lawful under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Harvard’s and UNC’s admissions programs violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
Because Harvard’s and UNC’s admissions programs lack sufficiently focused and measurable objectives warranting the use of race, unavoidably employ race in a negative manner, involve racial stereotyping, and lack meaningful endpoints, those admissions programs cannot be reconciled with the guarantees of the Equal Protection Clause. At the same time, nothing prohibits universities from considering an applicant’s discussion of how race affected the applicant’s life, so long as that discussion is concretely tied to a quality of character or unique ability that the particular applicant can contribute to the university. Many universities have for too long wrongly concluded that the touchstone of an individual’s identity is not challenged best skills built or lessons learned but the color of their skin. This Nation’s constitutional history does not tolerate that choice.
As one might expect from a 6-3 decision, the dissenters, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ketanji Brown Jackson, are all radical progressive communist democrats who appear to be race-baiters.
The Dangers of Affirmative Action in Education.
Reinforcing Stereotypes: There is no doubt in my mind that affirmative action in education based on race or ethnicity reinforces negative stereotypes, mainly that minority students are somehow mentally or motivationally challenged when it comes to academic success. That elite minority students cannot succeed on their own merits is ludicrous.
Diminished Meritocracy: Affirmative action policies lead to a devaluation of meritocracy in education, where those who successfully graduate face the false stigma that their accomplishments may be attributed to affirmative action rather than their abilities. To undermine the achievements of qualified individuals is abhorrent.
Preordained Failure: To meet diversity targets, academic institutions often feel compelled to reduce standards of academic preparation and achievements that preordain dissatisfaction, frustration, and failure as minority admits cannot keep up with their peers. Diluting the learning environment serves neither the institution, the individual, or those the public may encounter professionally.
Backlash and Resentment: Given that admission slots are finite, one of the most prevalent dangers of affirmative action is the potential for generating backlash and resentment among individuals who feel disadvantaged by the policy. When students perceive that others are receiving preferential treatment based on their race or ethnicity, it creates animosity, divisions and exacerbates racial tensions within educational institutions.
The Democrats support teachers’ unions over their minority constituents.
Instead of improving schools in inner cities governed by progressive communist democrats to increase admissions into elite institutions, teachers’ unions refuse to test teachers for teaching ability and subject-matter competency, reject charter schools and other competitive learning opportunities, and relax standards to hide decades of incompetence that features indoctrination over education. Teaching racist views that whites are the oppressors and minorities are the oppressed. Tolerating disobedience in the classroom and refusing to punish offending minority students to decrease the number of children being disciplined artificially and altering history to hide the fact that it was the Democrat Party that supported slavery, segregation, secession, Jim Crow, and the KKK.
It’s never about the children; that’s the convenient talking point. It’s always about political power and the money flowing into the union’s coffers.
The fury emanating from the racist cockroaches at the news that affirmative action in education has been struck down is only just beginning.
Liberals Outraged That Asian Students Will Finally Get A Fair Chance
Liberals and those on the left have spent the better part of Thursday morning lamenting that Asian students will finally get a fair chance at college admissions.
ABC News political contributor Donna Brazile called the ruling a “setback.”
When MSNBC’s Alex Witt specifically asked MSNBC contributor Al Sharpton how the ruling would affect the black community, Sharpton said it was “tantamount to sticking a dagger in our back.”
Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna argued that the ruling will actually hurt Asian students, and then lamented the negative impact he expects it to have on black students.
“What isn’t being talked about enough is the harm this is going to do for students, not just black and Latino students, but white and Asian-American students,” he said. “Consider students going to Harvard who want to become the future political leaders in this country … do you think they’re going to have a better chance of doing that and doing that successfully if they’re in classes that don’t have adequate representation from African Americans and Latinos?”
Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler also weighed in, saying the ruling leaves the country at risk of “returning to those old days when black and Latinx and native folks, the people who built this country, are shut out of the opportunity to learn at some of our country’s best colleges.” <Source>
What don’t they understand? Elite colleges should teach the best and the brightest regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, and gender.
Princeton professor: Affirmative action ruling will lead to ‘segregated’ higher ed
“We will return to elite institutions most specifically being the space for particular populations, for predominantly white and Asian students,” said Eddie Glaude Jr., a professor at Princeton University who is a regular contributor to MSNBC, during the network’s breaking news coverage of the SCOTUS ruling.
“We will begin to see a kind of segregated higher education landscape,” Glaude Jr. said. “The irony of course … this was just one remedy to the legacy of discrimination in admissions in American higher education. Only one remedy, and so here they’ve taken it away.” <Source>
Black Caucus says Supreme Court has ‘thrown into question its own legitimacy’ with affirmative action ruling
The Congressional Black Caucus in a scathing statement Thursday said the Supreme Court called its legitimacy into question with a ruling upending the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
The CBC called that decision “radical” and argued it could hurt the chances of minority students from getting opportunities to advance themselves.
“By delivering a decision on affirmative action so radical as to deny young people seeking an education equal opportunity in our education system, the Supreme Court has thrown into question its own legitimacy,” the statement said.
“Unfortunately, we have seen backlash to progress many times throughout our nation’s history. … We didn’t stop fighting for equality then and we won’t stop now because too much is at stake to allow extremists to turn back the clock on progress,” it continued.
What else would you expect from an overtly racist cabal of progressive communist democrats whose pockets are lined with money and voter support from the teachers' unions?
Want to shut down the progressive communist democrats? Ask if the person would have been happier if the Supreme Court ruled that Harvard was free to discriminate against Americans based on race. Should Harvard also discriminate on the basis of sex and gender? Do you realize that the lawsuit was brought by a minority group -- where highly qualified Asians were being eliminated from admissions because they were Asians. What if they were Jews?
Do they want to apply the same criteria to athletics where the ability to compete at a high level is the prime requirement?
I firmly believe that you cannot fundamentally alter human nature and natural laws, and using affirmative action in education that improperly attempts to address historical inequalities and promote diversity is a fool's errand.
Those minority cultures that dismiss or denigrate academic achievement need to be internally reformed.
Government efforts such as affirmative action to achieve statistical parity are damaging and dangerous. As is the big lie of disparate impact that suggests that racial inequities can be statistically evaluated. No natural law or heuristic finding posits that minority success must be admitted to educational institutions in numbers proportional to that minority’s percentage in the general population and that any lesser admissions are a sign of blatant racism. In reality, some individuals are strong and weak, abled and non-abled, competent and incompetent, intelligent and less intelligent – and you cannot change human nature by government decree.
In the final analysis, affirmative action was never about redressing historical inequalities and promoting diversity; it was about the progressive communist democrats pandering to a significant minority voting bloc to gain or maintain political power.
Ask yourself why African Blacks or Caribbean Blacks have better life outcomes than American Blacks. Could it be that the U.S. government infantilizes and makes excuses for American Blacks – and the Democrats promise to redress genuine or imagined grievances in return for political power? Could it be that the Democrat-governed inner cities are deliberately run as racial enclaves to preserve a voter block while politically-connected special interests siphon off billions in aid?
Look around; the progressive communist democrats are attempting to re-segregate American society along divisions created by their philosophy of identity politics.
To say we are screwed is an understatement.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS