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.”
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.
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.