Jennifer Gratz (@jengratz) April 22, 2014
Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of equality:
What government enacts, it can repeal, says the Supreme Court in upholding the Michigan referendum that ended affirmative action in college admissions. In a stunning 6-2 decision, Justice Steven Breyer joined the conservative jurists in ruling that while the Constitution allows states to use affirmative action for admissions, it does not require states to do so:
The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices say that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.
For a long time, we’ve known that the concept of judging people on their merits rather than their race doesn’t sit well with the Democrats. Today is no exception:
Gravely disheartened by SCOTUS decision to uphold Michigan ban on affirmative action. Another step backwards for diversity & civil rights.—
Bob Brady (@RepBrady) April 22, 2014
While the Dems were busy whining and wallowing, others hailed the ruling as a victory against blatantly discriminatory policy:
Amen to that!
American Civil Rights Institute founder Ward Connerly kept his reaction pithy, but meaningful:
Ward Connerly (@WardConnerly) April 22, 2014