The Biden administration believes that Harvard should be able to discriminate against Asian students. The Democrat establishment and the media believe it too. (This raises the question of why Asians, like Jews, still insist on largely voting for Dems who want to shut them out.)
Now Students for Fair Admissions v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina will be coming to the Supreme Court.
Students for Fair Admissions has been fighting the battle against racial quotas, euphemistically known as affirmative action, in education.
The SFFA press release is celebrating that their cases have come this far.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admission v. University of North Carolina, federal lawsuits brought by a nonprofit membership organization in 2014 alleging that Harvard and UNC’s admissions policies discriminate against Asian-American and white applicants.
After a three-week trial in 2018, a district court in Boston ruled in Harvard’s favor. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the lower court’s opinion. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in February, 2021.
The argument here is one of basic fairness. Either discrimination based on skin color is legal or it’s not.
The Democrats keep crying racism, yet insist on racial discrimination which hurts not only white people, but high-achieving minorities like Asians.
Blum added, “Both the Pew Research Center and Gallup have released surveys which indicate that nearly 75% of Americans of all races do not believe race or ethnicity should be a factor in college admissions. In a multi-racial, multi-ethnic nation like ours, the college admissions bar cannot be raised for some races and ethnic groups but lowered for others. Our nation cannot remedy past discrimination and racial preferences with new discrimination and different racial preferences.”
Blum noted, “Harvard and the University of North Carolina have racially gerrymandered their freshman classes in order to achieve prescribed racial quotas. Every college applicant should be judged as a unique individual, not as some representative of a racial or ethnic group.”
The question is will the Roberts court actually do the right thing or, as has happened so often, use some convoluted justification to maintain a lefty social agenda item, like gay marriage, illegal alien amnesty, etc… or will it actually follow the most basic law of the land?
Harvard has posted a new video, “Defending Diversity on College Campuses”. The comments for it, predictably, are turned off.