Two issues brought before the Supreme Court on Monday deal with the question of whether or not famous universities can use racial advantages in their admissions practices. After the Court agreed to hear the cases, conservatives demanded a stop to “affirmative action” programs that they said, hurt students.
Example: Harvard’s use of racial preferences in admissions has drastically skewed the likelihood of acceptance for students of different races, favoring some at the expense of others in a way that eradicated merit as a standard for admission and stripped students of an equal opportunity to attend schools that use such standards.
Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina and a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tweeted during Monday’s Supreme Court oral arguments that “[p]icking winners and losers based on race aren’t just immoral, it’s un-American” and that “liberal universities didn’t get the message.” You must have been joking.
The Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts, has stated that “the strategy to decrease discrimination on the basis of race is to cease discriminating on the basis of race.” Arkansan Republican Senator Tom Cotton made this comment.
Vivek Ramaswamy was there at the time, and he brought up the fact that pupils still had to worry about getting into college even after they had finished high school.
The “time has come to a halt the decades-long tinkering with how much admissions bureaucrats are entitled to assess candidates based on the color of skin rather than the content of their character and the value of their academic performance,” as stated by Ilya Shapiro. Despite the efforts of racialist balkanizers, Shapiro is certain that the Supreme Court will foster national unity and equitable opportunity “come June,” when the Court’s verdicts are released.
According to a Washington Post poll from early October, just around the time, the current term of the Supreme Court began, it should come as no surprise that the great majority of Americans are opposed to schools and universities considering racial issues in their admissions procedures.
The Post found that 63 percent of respondents agree with the idea that the Supreme Court should make it illegal for universities to use race as a factor in admissions. It’s interesting that while 67% of unaffiliated voters support a ban on using race as a factor in college admissions, just 53% of Democrats feel the same way.