Given the radical Right’s takeover of the U.S. Supreme Court via its political proxy, the Federalist Society, no one should be surprised by today’s decision which ends affirmative action in college admissions. This is certain to produce ripple effects in other sectors of American life as well, including hiring practices, awarding government contracts, etc.
Having heard both sides of the legal argument, as well as contemplating the predictable reactions to the court’s decision, this is indeed a debatable issue with compelling arguments from both sides. Some partisans may disagree with this generic viewpoint, but I find both arguments to have merit. Note that I did not say “equal” merit. But let’s agree that affirmative action is indeed an important issue worth discussing and debating.Read More