Posts Tagged ‘College Admission’
April 1st, 2010 at 10:25 am
Obama Administration Promotes Race-Based “Affirmative” Action in University Lawsuit
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After a bloody Civil War that split the nation and killed 620,000, America sought to settle the divisive issue of race once and for all by amending the Constitution to explicitly guarantee “equal protection of the laws.”  Despite that straightforward text, liberals during the past four decades have fomented the Orwellian idea that race-based unequal protection under the law somehow constitutes equal protection under the law.

In a brief filed this month with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Fisher v. University of Texas, the Obama Administration has unsurprisingly opted for the latter, supporting continuation of a racist admission system instead of equal rights.  Currently, the university literally flags each applicant’s file based upon his or her race, in order to undertake what it deceptively labels a “holistic” evaluation process.  In other words, admissions officers assess candidates’ skin color in order to reach whatever racial result they sanctimoniously deem appropriate.

A closely-divided United States Supreme Court sanctioned this discriminatory procedure in one of its more curious decisions of the past decade.  In the 2003 Grutter v. Bollinger decision, the Court ruled that universities could consider race as a “plus” factor to achieve what it called a “critical mass” of racial diversity.  Preposterously, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote that “we expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary to further the interest approved today.”  Well, that statement was made approximately 25 years after the Supreme Court condoned the same “holistic” race-based process in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, but somehow 25 more years were necessary.  Moreover, seven years have passed since O’Connor made that statement, yet the issue remains just as divisive despite the election of an African-American President, of all things.

What has changed since that date, however, is that Justice O’Connor has been replaced by Justice Samuel Alito.  Accordingly, a majority may now exist to declare that “equal protection of the laws” means what it says, and fulfill Justice John Roberts’s wise declaration that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”