Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Court to Rule on Racial Preferences

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases on the legality of racial preferences in college admissions.

I wonder how many people are in favor of meritocratic race-blind admissions. A few years ago, I would have said that was the liberal ideal that all good folks are striving towards.

Not any more. And no one is being honest about it.

The racial categories do not make much sense. Hispanic is not a race. Neither is Moslem. Asian is called a race, but India and China are different races.

Schools are dropping standardized tests, even though they are good predictors of college performance.

Harvard refuses to explain why it discriminates against Asians. Perhaps some of the reasons are what Amy Wax explained.

We still have historically Black colleges, and most people think that is fine.

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