Conservative Supreme Court Majority Restricts Affirmative Action, Overturning Decades Of Precedent

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina are unconstitutional, overturning decades of precedent. 


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1461866
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Welcome to the New Confederacy, courtesy of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Simple fix? Be rigorous about taking family income into account and end legacy admissions.

Require all applicants to write essays on the impact of race on their lives.

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A not unexpected outcome, widely signaled by the conservative majority.

Doesn’t make it suck less, though.

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Well, no, I got nothing.

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Maybe we should move to automated systems to call balls and strikes. These umps seem to keep shifting the box depending which team is up at bat.

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So legacy admissions preference must be going away too, right?

Right?

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Clarence Thomas can now die happy. Soon, please.

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He’s been dead from the neck up for years.

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Which highlights the ridiculousness of the Court interfering with admissions criteria in the first place. As if the state had a vested interest in holding back the tide of social change: “No, no, this is all happening too fast! Our country club friends are getting frustrated!”

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No surprise, they have been fighting affirmative action for years. Once again, Roberts has declared a day of Jubilee.

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Please, show some respect. His title is Justice Clarence Sale.

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Sam Alito gestures lewdly,

“I got choor stare decisis right here!”

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Uncle Thomas personally benefited from affirmative action to the point he might very well not have been admitted to Yale without it.

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“The attic is so chock full of ladders, Martha, they’re tumblin’ out the winders”

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Legacy admissions are about a third of admissions at Ivy League schools. In the Nordic countries, 0% of university admissions are legacy admissions.

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Good! Affirmative Action was touted as leveling the playing field. Instead it created a system in which merit no longer counted, only race. This is the history of almost all AA undertakings; where merit is takes a distant back seat to whatever race is on the “approved” list of the day.

How does that work? Is it a deliberate policy to refuse admission to legacies? My gut feel is that about 8% legacies is a fairly normal ratio for an established college or university.

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Uncle Thomas has no idea what color he is or how he became a member of the SCOTUS in the first place, but now that he’s finally arrived it’s time to pull up the ladder and piss on everything down below.

FUCKERS ALL!

Time to expand the court or get rid of it altogether.

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