The Students for Fair Admissions case proved solidly and conclusively using civil rights metrics that Harvard discriminated against Asian students. The case was solid and Harvard’s defense consisted of denials backed by no actual evidence except those denials.
The problem was the location of the case.
The SFFA case came to Judge Allison Burroughs, an Obama appointee, who with the regular predictability of a metronome ruled against the Asian students discriminated against by Harvard’s diversity quotas. The Obama judge’s ruling reads like a parody filled with peans to diversity and the importance of students from difference races living and studying together, in defense of Harvard’s discrimination against Asian students. Diversity requires discriminating against minority students. Isn’t diversity awesome?
Obviously there was never going to be any other decision from Judge Burroughs. The case will hopefully stay alive.
But the Burroughs decision will be memorable for, if no other reason, the insistence that diversity requires discriminating against Asians. Rarely has the Left been forced to be this open about its cynicism and hostility to civil rights.
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