Skip to comments.Supreme Court to take new look at affirmative action
Posted on 02/21/2012 9:18:55 AM PST by jazusamo
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court once again will confront the issue of race in university admissions in a case brought by a white student denied a spot at the flagship campus of the University of Texas in Austin.
The court said Tuesday it will return to the issue of affirmative action in higher education for the first time since its 2003 decision endorsing the use of race as a factor in admissions. This time around, a more conservative court is being asked to outlaw the use of Texas affirmative action plan and possibly to jettison the earlier ruling entirely.
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This issue will never go away.
It’s become a full employment scheme for the ACLU.
Has anybody ever noticed that the liberals who run around screaming about gay marriage equality in the name of the 14th Amendment are the same liberals who believe in racial quotas and affirmative action which contradicts the 14th Amendment?
You’re right, the ACLU will never give up on this.
I sure would like to see this Court shoot down affirmative action if for no other reason than to hear the ACLU pukes scream.
Only problem is several of the members of the SCOTUS are on the bench because of affirmative action.
That’s right but they’re libs and they’d vote for it no matter that being so anyway.
It’s “the pursuit of happiness”, folks. Not a state-authorized guarantee of happiness. Affirmative action by definition discriminates against some citizen or citizens. How can this be constitutional?
Reparations for all victims of affirmative action!!!
Exactly! It can't.
Kagan is taking a dive on this one. The Dems WANT affirmative action torpedoed in this case, in order to energize their base for Obama ("If Obama doesn't appoint the next Supreme Court Justice, affirmative action will be HISTORY!").
When I was in government, if there was a job promotion available and all but one candidate for the position were white, here was how it worked. White guy(s) is rejected for the promotion - no problem. Minority guy(s) is rejected for the promotion, supervisor had to complete a BAA 32 question form, including an essay, detailing exactly why the minority was not selected. So, in essence, if a supervisor did not want to go through all the 32 question BS and write the essay, he would naturally select the minority. Case closed - and ALMOST everybody is happy. My how fair and just was that system?
Maybe their doing this because Kennedy tipped his hand to one of his clerks or something. Why would they take it up again unless an overturning was in the cards? I don’t mind equal pay and fair protection in the workplace, but affirmitive action has always been a sore point with me. This is good news, thanks for the thread.
hey in a few more years white people will be the minority, rest assured benefits for minorities will then end
You’re most welcome.
It’s sore point with me also. Close to 20 years ago our son was aced out of a good job by affirmative action and a high up with the outfit wasn’t bashful about saying so. Not a thing we could do about it.
Of course... Cognitive dissonance is a hallmark of what passes for a thought process in Leftyland...
Why that... that would be a... a conspiracy!
(But good thinking, I believe you might have nailed the hit on the head.)
“How can this be constitutional?”
It’s not. Never has been. Never will be. One of the most disgusting pieces of trash ever foisted upon the American people who, by the way, accepted it like the sheep they are.
uhh oh.....hope Revs. Jackson and Sharpton have invested their nest eggs wisely...
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