The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina for their race-based affirmative action policies.
SCOTUS Blog recently reported the news that the Supreme Court agreed to hear the pair of cases that target racial admission policies from the two universities. According to the report, the cases will most likely be handled next term.
The Court must decide if Harvard and UNC have violated civil rights laws with their admission policies, which discriminate against white and Asian Americans.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court agrees to hear a pair of cases that challenge the race-based affirmative action policies for admission at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. The cases likely will be argued next term.
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) January 24, 2022
The lawsuit brought against Harvard is led by the Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) and alleges that Harvard unfairly uses race when it considers applicants, which forces Asian-American students to meet bars that are higher than the rest of their peers or other race groups. Another lawsuit that the SFFA filed against UNC, the University of North Carolina, alleges that applicants are facing discrimination by an admissions process that always favors black, Native American, and Hispanic applicants.
Both schools are of course denying the allegations.
Carri Severino, a renowned author, reacted to the news of the cases on Monday, saying that she was happy to see that SCOTUS is taking cases like this and addressing the consequences that come from racial engineering.
Back in 2012, Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, wrote that affirmative action and its processes cause harm to all Americans, including all the minorities that these policies are trying to help. In fact, Thomas wrote that racial engineering has “insidious” consequences when addressing affirmative action programs at the University of Texas. He says that not only does it hurt Asian and white Americans, who have a harder time getting into the Universities, but that the minorities will suffer even more harm. Those admitted based solely on rase are less prepared than their classmates. Minorities who had attended colleges with less selective processes would be matched more evenly and excel in school, rather than underperform in schools because they are mismatched from their peers. Thomas says this will affect confidence, and they won’t be able to learn as well as at a school that they were prepared for.
Author: Harris Blimes