Politics

FEATURE: Ban on affirmative action in Michigan Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

April 23, 2014

The Supreme Court decided 6-2 to support a ban on affirmative action in college admissions in Michigan. What’s the deal Michigan? Is institutional racism suddenly over? Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is the first Latina judge on the Court, was one of only two votes (out of 6) in support of affirmative action. She said: “As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.” (…) “without checks, democratically approved legislation can oppress minority groups”. In her memoir ‘My Beloved World’ she had also revealed that affirmative action “opened doors” for her.
Of course Clarence Thomas voted against affirmative action. Is this Black man in denial?

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