Skip to comments.JIM CROW 'SOCIAL ENGINEERING' IS BACK! Project 21 black leader: 'It was wrong then. It's wrong now'
Posted on 10/11/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT by Perseverando
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the latest battle over racial discrimination in the college admissions process.
The case at hand centers on Abigail Fisher, who was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin but claims her grades and extra-curricular activities were far superior to those of students chosen ahead of her. Why? Fisher said its because she is white and was a victim of the universitys preference toward minority students. School leaders do not deny using race as a criterion but will not say how much of a factor that is in their admission decisions.
Last decade, the high court ruled that race could play a factor in law school admissions but could not be awarded a specific point value. That decision stemmed from a case at the University of Michigan.
Horace Cooper is co-chair of the Project 21 Black Leadership Council. He is also a former constitutional law professor and served as general counsel to former House Majority Leader Dick Armey. He said the University of Texas deliberately thumbed its nose at the earlier court decision.
The University of Texas decided, even though the case law showed for law schools you were given some leeway but for undergraduates you werent given that same leeway, decided to try it anyway and it is that the Supreme Court is going to be taking a look at, Cooper said.
He is not certain which way the court will decide this case following todays oral arguments. He expects the verdict to fall along the usual lines, with Justice Anthony Kennedy providing the deciding vote. Cooper expects a bit of a mushy decision. He predicts Kennedy will tell Texas that they shouldnt have adopted this policy, but I still think hes going to allow for the concept of
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Affirmative action is racism.
“Affirmative action is racism.”
Indeed. Why not promote excellence instead of diversity?
“Why not promote excellence instead of diversity?..”
Because then our “rulers” would have less to lord over the peons and peasants out in Flyover Country?