For years millions of highly qualified students have been rejected by colleges and universities solely because of their race or ethnicity.
Affirmative action has established race-based admissions across America in order to prioritize certain chosen races and groups of people above all others in the name of “equity.”
And Jesse Jackson’s face turned red with rage after SCOTUS delivered this landmark ruling.
Affirmative action is now a thing of the past
For decades, academic institutions have shamelessly used race as a factor for admission into their respective institutions.
As a direct result of affirmative action, many students – predominantly those of Asian descent – found it nearly impossible to be accepted into many institutions of higher learning, while students of certain other racial backgrounds were admitted despite having worse grades, test scores, and the like.
However, this all changed Thursday morning, after the Supreme Court of the United States put an end to affirmative action at American colleges and universities.
In the case of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs by a margin of 6-3.
More specifically, the Court asserted in their ruling that a “benefit to a student who overcame racial discrimination, for example, must be tied to that student’s courage and determination.
“Or a benefit to a student whose heritage or culture motivated him or her to assume a leadership role or attain a particular goal must be tied to that student’s unique ability to contribute to the university,” the Court added. “In other words, the student must be treated based on his or her experiences as an individual—not on the basis of race.”
Among the dissenting opinions is the Court’s newest Justice, Kentaji Brown Jackson, who penned a scathing and unhinged dissenting opinion.
“With let-them-eat-cake obliviousness, today, the majority pulls the ripcord and announces ‘colorblindness for all’ by legal fiat,” Jackson claimed.
“But deeming race irrelevant in law does not make it so in life,” she added. “And having so detached itself from this country’s actual past and present experiences, the Court has now been lured into interfering with the crucial work that UNC and other institutions of higher learning are doing to solve America’s real-world problems.”
For the record, her reference to UNC-Chapel Hill’s crucial work are rather hilarious, when one considers the fact that the university was involved with the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s research on coronaviruses prior to the COVID-19 pandemic – not to mention the academic scandals that have seen entire fake departments created at the university, as well.
Nevertheless, this ruling is considered by many legal experts to be one of the most significant Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action in decades.
What this ruling means for the future of college admissions
What this ruling means is that colleges can no longer accept people into their institutions simply because they check a demographic box.
To many, this seems like basic common sense, but for decades Democrats have claimed that such colorblindness will impact certain races, particularly black Americans.
In fact, many Democrats have even gone so far as to claim that black Americans are not capable of succeeding in a merit-based system.
Today's Supreme Court decision is a direct attack on Black people. No Black person will be able to succeed in a merit-based system which is exactly why affirmative-action based programs were needed. Today's decision is a TRAVESTY!!!
— Erica Marsh (@ericareport) June 29, 2023
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