Obama supports college admissions based on race

Obama administration hopes to delay a court case long enough until it is able to appoint more left wingers to the Supreme Court.

The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to uphold a race-conscious admissions system at the University of Texas at Austin, aiming to stymie a lawsuit that conservatives hope will spur the Supreme Court to limit affirmative action at public colleges.

The Texas case tests a 2003 Supreme Court decision that upheld a race-conscious admissions system at the University of Michigan Law School. That ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger said the law school had "a compelling interest in attaining a diverse student body." By a 5-4 vote, the court prohibited "outright racial balancing," but said race could be a "plus" factor to build a "critical mass" of minority students.

But the Grutter opinion's author, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, retired in 2006, and her successor, Justice Samuel Alito, has helped solidify a five-justice conservative majority that has been highly skeptical when government classifies people by race, even for assertedly benign purposes. . . .



Blogger Harry Schell said...

This falls perfectly in line with the racial preferences established in the Healthcare Bill.

Obama is not a post-racial President. He appears to want the US to regress into a situation where only the "right" people are hurt by discrimination, and codify this in law. Discrimination and racism to that end are just fine.

3/31/2010 2:10 PM  

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