Supreme Court Ends Systemic Racism by Striking Down 'Affirmative Action'

Article subtitle: 
"Eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it"
Article author: 
Daniel Greenfield
Article publisher: 
FrontPage Magazine
Article date: 
4 July 2023
Article category: 
National News
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The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision struck down the last vestige of systemic racism in America by ruling that the policy of racial discrimination in education and other areas was unlawful.

“Eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it,” the ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v Harvard states. While that should have been simple enough, the use of the fight against systemic racism in racial segregation to create a new comprehensive form of racial discrimination has been extremely hard to kill. Racial discrimination was reborn cloaked in rhetoric about diversity and inclusion on campuses that have brought back segregated dorms and graduation ceremonies even while claiming that they have to racially discriminate for diversity’s sake.

The majority views reflect a Supreme Court that has seen affirmative action move from a temporary remedy to a permanent racial institution with no end in sight and one that has become central to a new racial system...

Universities will go on covertly calculating racial mixes and using statistical correlations to achieve the same result... Affirmative action will go further underground and that’s a good thing...


That famous Colorado cake master can finally bake his cakes in peace, Revolver, 1 July 2023:

The U.S. Supreme Court... essentially axed affirmative action, and now, they've decreed that bakeries and other U.S. companies and workers do not have to bow down to the demands of the LGBTQ+ community when it conflicts with their religious beliefs. In other words, no, you don't have to bake their damn cake. Many know the story of Colorado Christian baker Jack Philips, who has faced harassment and abuse from radical extremists within the LGBTQ+ community. For years, these ruthless scumbags have tried to force this good, Christian man to abandon his beliefs in order to bake cakes for their twisted lifestyles...

The Supreme Court Finally Gets Affirmative Action Right - Ending the blatant contradiction of America’s foundational principles, by Bruce Thornton, FrontPage Magazine, 30 June 2023:

... over the years “diversity” has metastasized throughout the body politic, from school curricula to entertainment–– and has even reached corporate board rooms in the guise of “ESG,” environmental, social, and corporate governance guidelines for investment. This expansion has hollowed out the principle of individual merit, and eroded the notion of individual rights and the virtues of independence and self-reliance. That’s what happens when one branch of the government, the one most unaccountable to the people, enshrines in law a politicized, incoherent idea...

So two cheers for the Supreme Court for finally ending such a blatant contradiction of the Constitution and the Civil Rights Act, not to mention our foundational principles such as equality under the law, and the unalienable rights of individuals. But it’s going to take a lot more lawsuits adjudicated in the Supreme Court to stop universities from violating those principles.

Supreme Court Ends the Last Vestige of 'Systemic Racism' in America, by Josh Hammer, 30 June 2023:

As [Justice Clarence] Thomas, a black man who grew up dirt-poor in the Jim Crow South, concluded in his SFFA concurrence: "While I am painfully aware of the social and economic ravages which have befallen my race and all who suffer discrimination, I hold out enduring hope that this country will live up to its principles so clearly enunciated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States: that all men are created equal, are equal citizens, and must be treated equally before the law."...

Harvard to Supreme Court—Drop Dead, by Steven Hayward, Powerline, 29 June 2023.


Unwitting frankness? Blatant racism?...

Erica Marsh on black merit - racism or unwitting frankness?


Supreme Court Rules for Christian Web Designer in Forced Speech Case, Epoch Times, 1 July 2023.

Supreme Court STRIKES DOWN Biden's $400 billion student loan forgiveness: Justices rule president does not have authority to cancel debt of millions in another landmark ruling, Daily Mail, 30 June 2023:

Plan would have eradicated $10K in debt for borrowers earning less than $125K

Has been blocked since October after a challenge by Republican states

10 Reasons Why Affirmative Action Died, by Victor Davis Hanson, Epoch Times, 14 July 2023.

How America Got an Antiracist Constitution, by F. Roger Devlin, American Renaissance, 14 July 2023:

In reading Dr. Merriam’s examples of the unique horror today’s jurists express at the thought of racial discrimination, it occurs to me that they have lost sight of the original rationale for banning it. That rationale was that differences in racial outcomes were caused by discrimination. This ignores the powerful evidence that such differences are substantially the result of different evolutionary histories. Once these histories are understood, the entire case for antidiscrimination law collapses. Today, however, most Americans seem to think that racial discrimination is an intrinsic moral enormity – and see no reason to ask themselves why. Such is the effect of mass conditioning.