Skip to comments.AAUP Dislikes Investigation of Academic Discrimination
Posted on 08/08/2017 10:59:41 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
Guess who doesn't like the Trump Administration's attempt to investigate whether colleges and universities practice racial discrimination in their affirmative action programs?
The Department of Justice has as yet declined to provide details about the new effort, Hank Reichman of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) averred. "While we hope that any prosecutions will be consistent with current Supreme Court precedents upholding the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions programs, the AAUP will join with other organizations and individuals in higher education to vigorously defend the value of diversity and the rights of faculty and institutions to determine for themselves appropriate admissions standards in service of the common good."
“upholding the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions programs”
WHAT IS CONSTITUTIONAL ABOUT CLASSIFYING PEOPLE BY THEIR RACE???
(AND YES, I AM SHOUTING!)
“determine for themselves appropriate admissions standards in SERVICE OF THE COMMON GOOD”
So what if thousands of more qualified Asians and Caucasians are denied acceptance as long as the COMMON GOOD (ie—non-White/non-Asian population) is serviced first.
The COMMON GOOD should be about sending our nation’s brightest brains to the top universities. Those are our innovators. Diversity should be secondary.
I don’t recall seeing any references to race in the Constitution.
There is no basis on G-d’s green earth for artificially manufactured “diversity”.
There is an ignorant pretense that somehow the individuals in every individual demographic group would “naturally” have the same, proportionate, interest, capacity and desire to be “included” in something and if that is not what is showing up then “officials” are not operating to achieve a “diversity” of interested parties that actually exists.
It is all pretense and to achieve statistical “diversity” some of those who are just as interested but more capable are denied access.
The ONLY “diversity” objective is simply NOT discriminate, period; to be race, ethnic, gender & religious BLIND - not even KNOWING those attributes about a candidate.
This is one of the many reasons I never joined AAUP. Campus diversity is without doubt the most racist movement since the black panthers and the knockout game.
All the more reason to go ahead with it.
WHAT IS CONSTITUTIONAL ABOUT CLASSIFYING PEOPLE BY THEIR RACE???current Supreme Court precedents upholding the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions programs
You are obviously a racist </sarcasm>
The "Supreme Court precedents upholding the constitutionality of race-conscious admissions programs were Sandra Day OConnor concoctions. She said at the time that the rationale for them was not permanent.
Obviously the Constitution is supposed, absent constitutional amendments, to be permanent - so thats an oxymoron - just like the rulings themselves. But when the justice who writes an opinion admits within the text itself that it is not a decision for the ages, it is not exactly a super precedent to cite in court.
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