[November 1, 2022] Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard historic arguments on several legal challenges to anti-Asian race discrimination by Harvard and the University of North Carolina. What is most interesting was many “good people” took the position and are standing with those universities in support of policies that support race discrimination.
That may be a bit of a harsh statement but I think, perhaps, Harvard’s President Lawrence Bacow said it best:
“The legal battle we have waged, which reaches its apex today, is as important to other colleges and universities, and to society, as it is to us. Educators and scholars, civil rights organizers, historians, and education advocates stand with us. Leaders in business and technology stand with us. Former military officers and the heads of the nation’s service academies stand with us.”
And, that is true. Race discrimination is very popular in the “best people” in our society, as long as the right people are being discriminated against. Big business, big tech, the “civil rights” movement, almost all properly credentialed intellectuals, and even top military brass stand with Harvard. They all favor race discrimination.
Much as slavery was popular with the in-crowd in all of its varieties in the years leading up to the U.S. Civil War, today’s elites will be happy if universities continue to discriminate on the basis of skin color. Those who oppose it are not the elites but a significant majority of Americans have a moral compass that says racial discrimination is evil and no amount of hobnobbing, elite social justice dancing, or high-sounding words can change that.
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