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Scholars Worry Justice Kavanaugh Could Undermine Diversity on College Campuses

Scholars Worry Justice Kavanaugh Could Undermine Diversity on College Campuses

“Race-conscious admissions policies remain vital for ensuring diverse student bodies”

This is all some people in academia cares about. It’s more important than serious scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

Scholars: Kavanaugh ‘could undermine diversity on college campuses’

A law professor and scholar at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin co-wrote an article on Tuesday insisting that then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – now Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh – should not be confirmed due to his opposition to affirmative action.

UT law lecturer Shavonne Henderson and UT Juris Doctorate postgraduate fellow Martin Kamp penned the op-ed, titled “Kavanaugh Could Undermine Diversity on College Campuses” and published the piece on the University of Texas at Austin’s official news site.

“The Supreme Court’s longstanding position has been that colleges and universities have a compelling interest in diversity and may consider race among many factors when assessing qualified students for admission,” the professor and postgraduate fellow write. “But if Brett Kavanaugh is appointed, that position could change and would probably signal a return to pre-Civil Rights era race-neutral admissions policies.”

The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh in a Saturday afternoon vote. He was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice that night.

“This is not what America needs,” Henderson and Kamp assert in the op-ed, published Tuesday. “Race-conscious admissions policies remain vital for ensuring diverse student bodies that reflect our ever-changing society. If Kavanaugh can’t support this longstanding position, he should not be confirmed.”

The scholars cite Kavanaugh’s praise of late Chief Justice William Rehnquist and the late “anti-affirmative-action jurist” Antonin Scalia as evidence that he should not be confirmed. But the article does not make clear how aligning with past Supreme Court justices on the issue of affirmative action disqualifies a potential Supreme Court justice.

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That’s a feature, not a bug. Imagine if all the time, effort, and above all money were spent on things which matter!

Considering that “diversity” has become the euphemism for racial discrimination, I hope Kav does help to bring it to a speedy end.

You can’t end racial discrimination when most of the educational institutions are routinely discriminating by race, both in their admissions (legal for now) and hiring (not legal, but they do it all the time anyway). SCOTUS needs to come down hard and say that racial discrimination is wrong and illegal under the “equal protection” clause.

With all the talk about diversity, actual practice is more & more discriminatory. Kent State cancelled their production of West Side Story because of no Latinos in the main roles. In that case, talent was second to race. In the eyes of the UT-Austin “academics”, almost anything should be second to race.

“…If Kavanaugh can’t support this longstanding position, he should not be confirmed.”

Too late. It’s done. Keep crying a river, though, it’s shown your true colors over the past few years.

“…If Kavanaugh can’t support this longstanding position, he should not be confirmed.”

Too late. It’s done. Keep crying a river, though, it’s shown your true colors over the past few years.

a return to pre-Civil Rights era race-neutral admissions policies.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it—Get out there and rewrite that history!

The problem with the “pre-Civil Rights era” was not that policies were “race-neutral”.

The goal of the Civil Rights Act was not to establish a permanent underclass of peasant Untermenschen, preserved like some lab specimen under the Endangered Species Act.

If race-based admissions are the only way to ensure diversity, then the problem is not in higher ed, but in the K-12 educational system that keeps minorities from learning in such a way that they are able to do well on college admissions tests. I thought Common Core was supposed to fix all of that.

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