Letters to the Editor: The Supreme Court’s conservatives are deluded on race and affirmative action
The Supreme Court has consistently upheld the doctrine of racial preferences in employment and education.
Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the University of Michigan’s use of affirmative action is constitutional under the Constitution. This was the unanimous opinion of the seven Supreme Court justices who considered the case. In March, the Court ruled that the University of Alabama is in compliance with the Constitution when it uses affirmative action. The Court ruled that only racial minorities have the right to participate in the universities’ discriminatory procedures.
A year ago, the Supreme Court rejected the notion that public education and employment could be a form of racial preference. The Court held that a public university cannot use race in employment in order to promote integration.
The same logic that enables the University of Michigan and the University of Alabama to pursue their interests is now at work in the Supreme Court, making the most extraordinary claims of racial preference. The Court has ruled that the University of Michigan’s use of affirmative action is constitutional, not only under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution but under the doctrine of states’ rights. The same is true for the University of Alabama.
The Supreme Court cannot reject the use of affirmative action, which is the law of the land. These practices have been accepted for decades.
One has to wonder if one is living in a country where the law is above the individual. If the law is above the individual, no matter one’s religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation, then what is the individual and where do they get the right to discriminate against their fellow citizens? What kind of law is this?
The Supreme Court has made it a crime to be gay. A member of the Supreme Court is gay. A person is considered to be a bigot if they oppose the use of affirmative action by public employers because of their