Be prepared for affirmative action to suffer another setback
The Kansas City Star
The U.S. Supreme Court today is to hear a new case involving affirmative action.
Those who hate affirmative action and those who have benefited from it should be prepared for the University of Texas-Austin case to result in another setback. Ever since it was put into place during the Nixon administration to help level the playing field for women and minorities, retro forces have chiseled away at affirmative action to the point where it is nearly meaningless.
Abigail Fisher, 22, is the latest person to claim she was discriminated against saying she was rejected from the university in 2008 because she’s white. The conservative Supreme Court has nearly no stomach for situations involving racial preference.
If the court rules against the weak affirmative action policy at the university expect other schools and businesses to turn the last shovel of dirt on what was a noble effort after the Civil Rights Movement to try to get more women and minorities into higher education and jobs that traditionally had been closed to them because of discrimination.