Supreme Court Justices’ Comments Don’t Bode Well for Affirmative Action – The New York Times

In a remark that drew muted gasps in the courtroom, Justice Antonin Scalia said that minority students with inferior academic credentials may be better off at “a less advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well.”

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The case, Fisher v. University of Texas, No. 14-981, was brought by Abigail Fisher, a white student who says the University of Texas denied her admission in 2008 because of her race. She has since graduated from Louisiana State University.

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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. questioned the value of diversity in at least some academic settings. “What unique perspective does a minority student bring to a physics class?” he asked.

‘Affirmative action’ is racism — and those who advocate it are racists. There I said it. Such collectivist approaches make the problem worse for disadvantaged American black and Hispanic students as they do not change the systemic problems — ghetto culture, broken homes, lousy public schools, etc.– which hurt students of all colors. Funny how certain minorities — Asians, Koreans, Nigerian immigrants etc. — who are foreigners and can whose parents can barely speak English end up in one generation doing better then whites.

The real diversity you need in college is intellectual.