“BREAKING: The Supreme Court just ruled that Harvard and UNC race-based affirmative action programs are unconstitutional!!!!”
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has overturned UNC and Harvard University’s affirmative action program. The 6-3 ruling, which was authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, found that the use of race as a factor in admissions was unconstitutional.
The case, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, was brought by a group of Asian American students who argued that Harvard and UNC discriminated against them by giving preference to Black and Hispanic applicants. The students presented evidence that Harvard used a subjective “personal rating” system to evaluate applicants, and that this system resulted in Asian American applicants being rated lower than white applicants with similar academic qualifications.
The Supreme Court agreed with the students, finding that Harvard’s use of race as a factor in admissions was not narrowly tailored to achieve a compelling government interest. The court found that Harvard could have achieved its goal of diversity by using race-neutral methods, such as considering socioeconomic factors or geographic diversity.
The ruling cited that affirmative action violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
The practice of race-based admissions was found not to have good enough justification that would warrant the use of trade in admissions “race may never be used as a ‘negative’ and that it may not operate as a stereotype.”
Roberts wrote that race-based admissions, “require[s] stereotyping” and means that universities “engag[e] in the offensive and demeaning assumption that [students] of a particular race, because of their race, think alike.”
The ruling also added that admissions can take race into account in terms of “how race affected the applicant’s life, so long as that discussion is concretely tied to a quality of character or unique ability that the particular applicant can contribute to the university.”
The decision is a major victory for opponents of affirmative action, who have argued that it is a form of reverse discrimination. The decision is a victory for colorblind justice and individual merit.
Affirmative action programs are unfair to Asian American and White applicants who are denied admission to elite universities because of their race. The decision is a step in the right direction and will help to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of their race.
In recent years, there has been a growing backlash against affirmative action, and the Supreme Court’s decision is a reflection of this trend. The decision is a harbinger of things to come, and affirmative action programs are likely to be further challenged in the years ahead.
Former President Donald Trump’s campaign has taken credit since he was able to restructure the Supreme Court when he was in office.
“President Donald Trump made today’s historic decision to end the racist college admissions process possible because he delivered on his promise to appoint constitutionalist justices. America is a better nation as a result of the historic rulings led by Donald Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees.”