Welp, Today is going to suck.— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) October 31, 2022
Today starts the final process of taking down affirmative action. AA has been nothing short of the most successful social policy in American history (bar maybe the GI Bill), but too many white folks hate it so now it’s going to die.
#AffirmativeAction will be the next thing the “Supreme” Court guts, cuts or bans.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 31, 2022
We’ve already lost voting rights & a woman’s right to choose.
After #AffirmativeAction goes I’m sure the call for “separate but equal” will return.
Isn’t living in the 1950’s fun…for white men?
“I’ve heard the word diversity quite a few times, and I don’t have a clue what it means.”— Will Cain (@willcain) October 31, 2022
— Justice Clarence Thomas asks for a “specific definition” of diversity and its benefits.
Thomas is so so much smarter than those that mock him.
“I think Clarence Thomas was one of the few Justices to really call them out on this and say why is diversity so important?”— Newsmax (@newsmax) November 1, 2022
Kenny Xu responds to SCOTUS arguments in a case that could overturn affirmative action.@kennymxu @ShaunKraisman
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Everyone is talking about affirmative action at elite colleges, but the effect on racial preferences in corporate hiring could be a much bigger deal. SCOTUS could be about to nuke DEI from orbit. https://t.co/TExW67S8FZ— Noah Smith ??? (@Noahpinion) October 31, 2022
I’m always struck by how these court decisions seem to reverberate through society. The framing of racial hiring preferences as a matter of “diversity” rather than equity seems to come directly from Bakke. And now Bakke will (presumably) be gone.— Noah Smith ??? (@Noahpinion) October 31, 2022
A broad ruling on affirmative action in this case could extend beyond college admissions and impact racial preferences in hiring in corporate America.
“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to rule that the race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina were unlawful, based on questioning over five hours of vigorous and sometimes testy arguments, a move that would overrule decades of precedents.
Such a decision would jeopardize affirmative action at colleges and universities around the nation, particularly elite institutions, decreasing the representation of Black and Latino students and bolstering the number of white and Asian ones.
Questioning from members of the court’s six-justice conservative majority was sharp and skeptical. “I’ve heard the word diversity quite a few times, and I don’t have a clue what it means,” Justice Clarence Thomas said. “It seems to mean everything for everyone.” …”