The Supreme Court will decide the weight college applicants should be given based on race in two cases that were heard Monday.
Students for Fair Admissions sued Harvard University and North Carolina University alleging discrimination against Asian Americans.
In Grutter v. Bollinger 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that race could be taken into account in admissions policies. It felt student body diversity was in “the compelling public interest”.
It is absurd to claim that race is the only factor in admissions. SFFA demands that the court decide definitively on race-based admissions.
The Supreme Court shouldn’t say no. It should be forced to say no. Racial inequality exists in fundamental conflict and racial inequity.
To understand the causes of this situation, we must first know some facts about American discrimination. The law of the United States did not only allow and protect discrimination over centuries but also required it in certain areas.
Existing remedies for those who feel unjustly treated are available under the law. If the Supreme Court says no, it could uphold college admissions and employment laws.
It is not enough to end discrimination by passing discrimination laws. They have been fighting back for the past 58 years and slowly but surely are reclaiming their rightful position in American society.
It is morally necessary to address the adverse effects of decades of discrimination. But, it is not an easy process.
This law explains American education.
It is clear that the Civil Rights Act states that no person shall be excluded from any Federal financial aid program or activity. The Supreme Court has made it clear that there is room for interpretation. “In cases ranging from the 1978’s University of California, 2003’s Grutter, Bollinger, and 2013’s Fisher, v. Texas, courts ruled that universities can consider race in admissions decisions without violating the Civil Rights Act or Equal Protection Clause of the Section Fourteenth Amendment. ”
Courts have evaded the statute’s clear language in the past. They claimed that admissions are not limited to black and white and that colleges could adopt any admissions policy they wanted, provided there was no racial limit.
Harvard and other universities ignore the Constitution and law, giving a wink at quotas, and proudly proclaiming their commitments to diversity. Harvard and other universities need to end this charade.