A knock on the ever-growing identity game in college admissions.
So the decision finally came down, as-predicted (our source who advised that Thomas wrote the opinion turned out to be wrong, however — mea culpa).
Most of those acting “shocked” by this are playing to the cameras. The decision was narrowly tailored to college admissions (for now), so expect the mainstream media’s faux outrage to fade fast, considering the polling.
But as we move into the implementation phase, there are two questions remaining that I have not heard addressed by those so incensed by the decision:
1. If affirmative action was designed as recompense for the horrors of chattel slavery, why has the list of favored classes for college admissions continued to grow?
Now, African-Americans are a unique case, as their ancestors were brought forcibly. To no other group does this apply. The experience of no other American group can compare to the history of blacks here.
Why then were so many college applicants often included under affirmative action? And why to the detriment of Asians, specifically? If anything, Asians suffered more discrimination than a group like, say, hispanics (who experienced nothing like the Chinese Exclusion Act).
While it’s not based on race per se, the inclusion of “sexual preference” and other identity categories in college applications is another example of this mission creep.
As always, progressives take this stuff too far. And it blurred affirmative action’s original intent in college admissions.
2. By what metric is affirmative action supposed to have been working? And where is the commensurate outrage for the disintegration of the black family — a far more tragic influence on the prospects of African-American children than anything SCOTUS will do?
Until we can talk like adults about such things — without someone screeching, “racist!” — our prospects for progress on this front will grow only dimmer.
And as an American, I say: that sucks.
And Finally… What’s Russian For Dead Man Walking?
According to a Russian-language Telegram channel populated by members of the Wagner group, Yevgeny Prigozhin’s name is now considered “a curse” by the group.
Meaning that Mr. Prigozhin’s future career prospects are about the same as those of the Bud Light marketing department.
Does Yevgeny see 2024?
Most likely: Nyet.
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