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Jan 24 - The "Supreme" Court is ready to consider abolishing Affirmative Action



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Jan 24 - The "Supreme" Court is ready to consider abolishing Affirmative Action
 

 

The Supreme Court agreed to hear challenges to the admissions process at Harvard and University of North Carolina, presenting the most serious threat in decades to the use of affirmative action by the nation's public and private colleges and universities.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear challenges to the admissions process at Harvard and University of North Carolina, presenting the most serious threat in decades to the use of affirmative action by the nation's public and private colleges and universities.

Despite similar challenges, the court has repeatedly upheld affirmative action in the past.

But two liberal justices who were key to those decisions are gone — Anthony Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Their replacements, Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett are conservative and considered less likely to find the practice constitutional.

In the latest case, a group backed by a longtime opponent of affirmative action, Edward Blum of Maine, sued Harvard in federal court, claiming its undergraduate admissions system discriminated against Asian-American students.

Lower courts ruled that the school's limited consideration of race was a legitimate effort to achieve a more diverse student body.

The Biden administration last month urged the Supreme Court not to hear the case, arguing the reconsideration of its past decisions would be disruptive for universities that had come to “rely on the permissibility of a holistic, flexible approach like Harvard’s as a benchmark in structuring their own admissions policies.”

The Supreme Court has long barred racial quotas in admissions.

But it has allowed schools to consider a student's race to be one "plus factor" among many other qualities, provided the admissions process looks at the overall qualifications of applicants and uses race no more than necessary to achieve a level of diversity.

Harvard's challengers, Students for Fair Admissions, urged the justices to overrule the court’s 2003 decision on affirmative action, which upheld the University of Michigan's use of race as a plus factor and served as a model for similar admissions programs nationwide.

That decision "endorsed racial objectives that are amorphous and unmeasurable," the challengers said in asking the Supreme Court to take their appeal.

The Constitution requires equal protection and contains no exceptions, they said, contending that Harvard admits Asian Americans at lower rates than whites and values Black or Hispanic ethnicity more highly.

"If a university wants to admit students with certain experiences (say, overcoming discrimination), then it can evaluate whether individual applicants have that experience," their brief said.

"It cannot simply use race as a proxy for certain experiences or views."

If the Supreme Court did overrule its 2003 precedent, affirmative action programs would be in serious jeopardy nationwide.

"Mandating race-blind admissions programs would undermine those universities' ability to engage in the kind of individualized review that yields a class that is both diverse and excellent," Harvard's lawyers told the court.

They said the university pursues many kinds of diversity in admitting the freshman class, including academic interests, beliefs, political views, geographical origins, and family circumstances, as well as racial identity.

The process does not automatically reward a plus to students from a particular race, their brief said.

In ruling for Harvard, a federal district court judge said abandoning considerations of race "would cause a sharp decline in the percentage of African American and Hispanic students."
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 4 months ago '07        #2
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x79 OP
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 4 months ago '20        #8
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Can't get rid of a*set forfeiture or qualified immunity but they are ready to tackle this needed change to embolden Americas racist underbelly
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 4 months ago '06        #9
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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can see it 6-3 with Alito, Thomas, Barret dissenting.
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 4 months ago '20        #10
BuiltForThis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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troublesome for white females is about it. And maybe the LTBGQIA community.
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 4 months ago '06        #11
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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 BuiltForThis said
troublesome for white females is about it. And maybe the LTBGQIA community.
fu*k you’re stupid
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 4 months ago '18        #12
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Message is being sent to everyone who is not white. Hopefully minorities realize what is going on. Who am I kidding no one even fu*king cares..
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 4 months ago '20        #13
BuiltForThis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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 Skateboard T said
fu*k you’re stupid
talk
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 4 months ago '05        #14
4REAL  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Skateboard T said
fu*k you’re stupid
White women are the biggest benefactors of affirmative action.
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 4 months ago '05        #15
4REAL  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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They might as well abolish it. It was intended for African-Americans, but just like any other policy in the U.S., blacks benefited the least from it and every other group gained the most from it.
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 4 months ago '21        #16
JabariGarvey 
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Bout time, get rid of racism in all forms
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 4 months ago '16        #17
Barbarianbob 
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 4REAL said
White women are the biggest benefactors of affirmative action.
Of course cause the Weirdos running the joints choose to pick White Women as a minority in their establishments when faced with Affirmative Action rather than hiring an actual different race of people

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 4 months ago '16        #18
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 Xiox said
Can't get rid of a*set forfeiture or qualified immunity but they are ready to tackle this needed change to embolden Americas racist underbelly
Exactly but they just making america great again
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 4 months ago '17        #19
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x22
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White women benefit from it the most unfortunately.

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 4 months ago '17        #20
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x22
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 JabariGarvey said
Bout time, get rid of racism in all forms
So you're saying we should gut the republican party?

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 4 months ago '21        #21
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Affirmative Action never should’ve been needed but it was needed.

The thing is, it’s been taken advantage of by none other than white hyper liberals (not regular Liberals)

I believe this day and age with so many black entrepreneurs lifting up their communities, that the private sector, through donations etc can help lift those communities by being much more efficient with money and actually accomplishing sh*t without having to go through red tape.
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 4 months ago '16        #22
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If this happens before some damn reparations there is going to be some furniture moving in this country.
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 4 months ago '13        #23
Hayek  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Private institutions can do w.e. they want. Public, not so much. Regardless, the policies of race/gender/lgbt for admission will be modified soon (6 years)
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 4 months ago '07        #24
dollababy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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They already did. Guess they’re going to make it official.
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 4 months ago '19        #25
aaf192020  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Of course they are.... We should also be prepare to actually gun down the people that actually need to be taken out



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