(PatrioticPost.com)- According to reports, the Supreme Court is now hearing two issues that could allow them to reverse the affirmative action policies that colleges and universities employ to choose applicants.
In the cases Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. the University of North Carolina, the Supreme Court is asked to reverse its decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, in which a divided court determined that the University of Michigan Law School could take race into account when deciding which applicants to accept.
However, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who sided with the majority in the Grutter case in 2003, said the Court hoped that 25 years in the future, the employment of racial preferences would no longer be essential.
According to Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), Harvard’s practice of racial discrimination while receiving federal funds violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
SFFA accuses the University of North Carolina of breaking the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment by considering race in its admissions procedure when the school already has a diverse student body.
Speaking on behalf of SSFA, Patrick Strawbridge asserted that racial classifications are wrong and highlighted Brown v. Board of Education, which overturned racial segregation in public schools in 1954. He requested that the Court overturn Grutter and the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, which affirmed the use of race as a criterion in 1978.
Reports show Justice Samuel Alito questioned when a court should decide that the advantages of diversity had been realized. Justice Amy Coney Barrett reiterated his question.
Chief Justice John Roberts, who frequently sides with the Court’s leftist Justices, responded to U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar’s claim that there is an endpoint in sight. He remarked that her assertion differed significantly from what Justice O’Connor said in Grutter. She said race-conscious admissions programs must be limited in time.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh then pointed out that nine states have prohibited public institutions from using race as a factor in admissions, and those examples demonstrated that colleges could create appreciable numbers of minority students on campus.
Affirmative Action began for protection but ended with pandering.