The extremely racist and discriminatory policy known as affirmative action, which awards certain benefits and privileges based solely on race and ethnicity, may be approaching a much-deserved end, reported Breitbart.
In the education case of Fisher v. University of Texas, a Supreme Court majority appears ready to strike down affirmative action because “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”
The U.S. Supreme Court, in the pivotal test of affirmative action in education, will hear arguments on December 9 for the second time that Abigail Noel Fisher was discriminated against by the University of Texas in her application to attend law school.
A blanket ruling outlawing racial and ethnic preferences entirely would follow Chief Justice John Roberts’ 2007 dictum “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” from the opinion in the 4-1-4 vote case of Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1.
Breitbart contributor Chriss W. Street might be being somewhat overly optimistic, however, especially given the Supreme Court’s recent rulings regarding Obamacare and housing “discrimination.”
I mean to say that our chances of seeing affirmative action finally struck down may not be as high as he believes. Still, though, it pleases me to see the Supreme Court at least address this highly contentious issue.
Affirmative action needs to end, in my opinion; seven generations have passed since the end of slavery, and another three have passed since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act. At this point in American history — a time where the president and the attorney general are both black — there are no institutional roadblocks preventing minorities from achieving success, point blank, period.
The success of President Barack Obama, the success of myself (an East Indian) and the success of countless others prove it. Anyone claiming otherwise is simply engaging in racial grievance mongering or cherry-picking statistics to prove disparity, which in itself does not equal discrimination.
With that said, I sincerely hope the Supreme Court makes the right decision in this monumental case, because far too many whites and Asians, including Miss Abigail Noel Fisher, have had to suffer for far too long because of this sickeningly backwards and extremely racist policy!
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