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‘Tyranny of a Minority’: The Left Freaks Out After Affirmative Action Ruled Unconstitutional

‘Tyranny of a Minority’: The Left Freaks Out After Affirmative Action Ruled Unconstitutional

The NYT: “The major ruling curtails race-conscious college admissions in the U.S., all but ensuring that elite institutions become whiter and more Asian and less Black and Latino.”


Here comes the freakout! They forget that Asian Americans brought the case against Harvard.


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retiredcantbefired | June 29, 2023 at 11:00 am

And there will be many more….

    I have been musing on Affirmative Action for a long time now. It existed when I was in College in the 1970’s and, as an HR Executive in a government agency (now long retired) I saw it in practice in senior management selections. We sometimes had difficulty in finding a minority with adequate experience or credentials, but that never stopped us from selecting one whenever the chance arose. We needed the statistic which it seemed was more important than our tasking as an agency. Some selectees rose to the challenge; some didn’t.

    But I began to ponder – how long is affirmative action going to be considered necessary? Are minorities aways going to be considered to need extra help?

    The Supreme Court has provided an answer – but I fear it will only lead to increased attacks upon the Court in an attempt to delegitimize it.

      Exiliado in reply to Hodge. | June 29, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      Minorities do not need any extra help.
      People who think that we do, they are simply racists. They paint themselves as “compassionate racists” but there is no such thing.
      Racism is wrong, always.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Hodge. | June 29, 2023 at 4:23 pm

      But I began to ponder – how long is affirmative action going to be considered necessary? Are minorities aways going to be considered to need extra help?

      This reminds me of my questions concerning reparations.
      If we give the current generation of blacks “reparations” for slavery, what will prevent successive generations from making the same demands? Do we discharge all “responsibility” for slavery with a one-time payout to one generation of black Americans? Or will successive generations have a similarly valid (that is, possibly invalid) claim that requires a response? Upon what principle can successive generations of American blacks be denied reparations, for harm done to them by slavery, once any generation of them receives reparations?

      You all know the answers to those questions.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to DaveGinOly. | June 29, 2023 at 5:00 pm

        I favor telling them to go screen themselves but that is not diplomatic.

        stella dallas in reply to DaveGinOly. | June 29, 2023 at 10:02 pm

        There were thousands of blacks who owned slaves and some even owned large plantations. There were more than three thousand black slaver owners in New Orleans alone. To be fair, how could one decide which descendants should get reparations?

Democrats always have to be forced to stop discriminating based on race. They’ll still find a way to keep doing it, because it’s who they are.

End of the world nigh!

Women and (certain) minorities hardest hit!

JohnSmith100 | June 29, 2023 at 11:10 am

How about lawsuits for damages to be paid to those unjustly denied admission.

    The EXISTENCE of a DEI staff position not to mention the statements they used to justify it will be the basis of thousands of lawsuits against Universities and businesses.

    Damn happy about it.

    jvermeer51 in reply to JohnSmith100. | June 29, 2023 at 11:33 am

    Wouldn’t this not happen per the no ex post facto rule?

      DaveGinOly in reply to jvermeer51. | June 29, 2023 at 4:54 pm

      The ex post facto “rule” prohibits only statutes that back-date criminal acts. The term does not apply to civil law. It prohibits the government from enacting statutes that back-date the definition of a crime, so that no defendant is tried under a law about which he could not have had knowledge.

      (Some will balk at the idea that the prohibition on ex post facto laws only pertains to criminal statutes. If you’re one of those persons, I give you this:

      Wednesday August 29th 1787. In Convention
      “Mr. Dickenson mentioned to the House that on examining Blackstone’s Commentaries, he found the the terms, “ex post facto” related to criminal cases only; that they would not consequently constrain the States from retrospective laws in civil cases, and that some further provision for this purpose would be requisite.”

      Friday Sep 14th 1787. In Convention
      “Mr. Gerry 2dnd (seconded DG) the motion (to revise the ex post facto clause DG) but with a view to extend the prohibition to “Civil cases,” which he thought ought to be done.
      On the question; all the States were–no”

      From Notes of the Debates in the Federal Convention reported by James Madison.)

inspectorudy | June 29, 2023 at 11:12 am

Like the overturning of Roe v Wade, this decision will be the new plank in the lying Democrat platform. They will milk this for all it’s worth and any black that even thought of leaving the plantation will be pulled back. Abortion, affirmative action, reparations, open borders, and gender-changing freedom for three-year-olds will be their agenda for 2024.

    CommoChief in reply to inspectorudy. | June 29, 2023 at 11:33 am

    I am not entirely certain that adopting the battle cry of George Wallace’s 1963 Inaugural address ‘segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever’ (which is what all this counting, favoring or disfavoring by race and tribe is about) will be as well accepted by the majority. Plus the visuals and audio of a political ad split screen with Wallace and a candidate today would be interesting.

    Polling shows a majority of all voters, by race and party affiliation sub demographic oppose using race/tribe as a determining factor above competence. In fairness those decades worth of polling data, while consistently showing a growing majority in opposition to using race/tribe were conducted before this ruling when it was an abstract concept. Now that it is in the real world reactions could differ as folks confront the reality of this.

      Gosport in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2023 at 12:41 pm

      Given that Wallace was a notoriously Democrat governor such a political ad would be a hoot to watch..

      A political ad I’d love to see is one of the Republicans celebrating the beginning of the end of American apartheid.

        CommoChief in reply to Gosport. | June 29, 2023 at 4:41 pm

        Well yeah that’s the point of the ad to show that the d/prog don’t stray from their racist roots. They always want to divide us by race into tribal blocs. A few decades ago they added sex and in now ‘gender’, all 87 of them, into their arsenal of division.

      chrisboltssr in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2023 at 1:15 pm

      It doesn’t have to be accepted by the majority. It just have to be accepted by enough people to get 51% of the vote.

        CommoChief in reply to chrisboltssr. | June 29, 2023 at 6:05 pm

        In deep blue CA a referendum to overturn the existing CA ban on Affirmative Action failed 57/43. That was in 2020 mind you, the summer of the BLM ‘mostly peaceful protests’.

        If they can’t get an electoral majority in deep blue CA, the mecca of progressive governance and wild ass policies during peak BLM then I would submit that getting it done elsewhere, much less nationally, is unlikely at best.

I can’t post right now. I have to go get another box of kleenex.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | June 29, 2023 at 11:16 am


Let’s use racism to end racism.
Let’s use racism to hire people, instead of hiring the best qualified (and yes, non whites include best qualified).
Let’s use racism to select from college applicants, and then complain that it’s racism to not use race as a deciding factor.

Democrats – racists since 1619.

Seems to me there’s a huge loophole in the decision. It states that a person’s experiences related to their skin color can exhibit skills and barriers overcome, which can be used in considering admission. Every applicant in the helpless victim group now pens a sob story of their trials and tribulations worth, to pick a random number, about 200 SAT points.

    ChatGPT will be used.

    CommoChief in reply to jvermeer51. | June 29, 2023 at 11:42 am

    The problem is two fold. They can’t use race as a proxy. They must use an individual evaluation. Most of the AA admissions go to upper middle class kids who live nice, comfortable lives not some hardscrabble, plucky kid who overcame true disadvantage.

    The second problem is going to be the discovery process when they inevitably do try to do something through the back door as you suggest. A future plaintiff will need to see the entire workings of the admission process and the Univ gonna have to decide if they want to risk a CT ordered discovery into their process. It’s gonna be hard to defend a repetition of similar case facts after this ruling and get by with saying ‘trust us, our opaque process (which is proprietary and super secret so no peeking) is totes legit and complies with this ruling’.

      DaveGinOly in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2023 at 5:03 pm

      If the disadvantaged applicant fails to meet the admission standard of any given school, then that applicant didn’t “overcome” his “disadvantages.” He failed to overcome adversity with respect to those schools for which he doesn’t qualify. Which means that he did overcome diversity with respect to those schools for which he does qualify. And there are plenty of white kids (and doubtless some Asians) who fit into the former category. Not all white kids grow up specially privileged in any way, and many grow up very decidedly with disadvantages.

        CommoChief in reply to DaveGinOly. | June 29, 2023 at 6:21 pm

        Yeah. That’s the point, the university wants to use race/immutable characteristics as a proxy, to substitute group membership for individual achievement in overcoming individual adversity or disadvantage.

        That’s the surface level. Below the surface one level is the desire to maintain a fixed ratio of race/tribal representation among those accepted. Go deeper and the impact widens from elite universities and creates a cascade effect of academic mismatch from top to bottom.

        With, nearly, every university doing this the supply of super high performing applicants is far outstripped by demand. So the Ivies suck up kids that would be good at a top public university. That means the top public university now has to reach downward to find the # of applicants they want. This goes all the way down to JC.

        There are large numbers of student drop outs concentrated in ‘minority’ students now burdened with student debt who convinced themselves that they should go to X univ v Y univ b/c they were encouraged by univ recruiters who need to make their own # to achieve a diverse student demo.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to jvermeer51. | June 29, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    Every applicant in the helpless victim group now pens a sob story of their trials and tribulations . . .

    Pens an story? You really think blacks are going to be able to “pen a sob story” when most blacks cannot even read nor write upon graduation from high school? Heck, the only way a black will be able to “pen a sob story” is if someone else writes the essay for them and they simply sign their illiterate signature at the bottom.

      chrisboltssr in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | June 29, 2023 at 1:18 pm

      Don’t know why you got downvoted as school statistics bear everything you’ve said out. If the downvoters need proof all ghey need to do is Google Baltimore schools passing failing black students.

      Thad Jarvis in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | June 29, 2023 at 1:56 pm

      “Pens an story”

      “cannot even read nor write”

      Behold the white genius.

      The true remedy for that situation is to end the Department of Education, and send the money to the schools. The Department of Education has presided over a very destructive trend for all of our schools (except the private ones).

        DaveGinOly in reply to Valerie. | June 29, 2023 at 5:07 pm

        The creation of the next federal department must be linked to standards for success, that if not met within a certain length of time results in the abolition of the department.

        Even without the prior establishment of such criteria, there is no criterium by which the Dept. of Education can be deemed “successful.” It should be abolished as an abject and complete failure.

        not_a_lawyer in reply to Valerie. | June 30, 2023 at 10:34 pm

        Do a ctrl-F on the constitution with the search word ‘education’. It will return zero hits. The tenth amendment is quite clear about subjects that are properly the purview of the states.

        In no way should the federal government have any say regarding education. Abolish the DOE, return all authority to the states.


      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | June 29, 2023 at 5:04 pm

      They can buy one on line.

      Lucifer Morningstar — You are a g_d damn racist. Please crawl back under the rock you came from.

      Lucifer Morningstar wrote: “most blacks cannot even read nor write.”

      Go f**k yourself, you racist.

    nomadic100 in reply to jvermeer51. | June 29, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    They have already been doing just that.

    My wife taught in Chinatown, NY City a long time ago and said there were plenty of poor Asian kids. Now, a story of the trials and tribulations of helping your family make ends meet by shoplifting in stores might be a different story that would appeal to Harvard.

      Mauiobserver in reply to jb4. | June 29, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      I have 2 friends living in NYC of Chinese ancestry. Both came from the poorest neighborhood in Honolulu and went to a rough public school. They were both academic champions in high school math competitions and other disciplines and graduated from Harvard with honors before Asians were largely excluded by the diversity regime.

      I wonder how many other poor, exceptionally smart, hardworking and focused Asian students were denied admission to allow much wealthier but worse students from the preferred races to attend?

      I applaud this decision and if there is going to be anyone denied to make room for other candidates start by excluding the children of politicians, government bureaucrats (other than uniformed military) and the families of university professors and administrators.

        BierceAmbrose in reply to Mauiobserver. | June 29, 2023 at 4:50 pm

        Not just Asian, and not just admission — funding and support systems, for two more.

        DaveGinOly in reply to Mauiobserver. | June 29, 2023 at 5:14 pm

        My mother, the daughter of immigrants, lived in a very poor, but impeccably clean, neighborhood (I remember it myself, before it was destroyed for the building of I-95 through Pawtucket, RI). Throughout my 66 years, she has several time said “Being poor doesn’t have to mean being dirty,” because she learned this from the families in her neighborhood, the type of community in which the ladies nearly every day swept the sidewalks in front of tenements they didn’t even own.

        It should be clear that being poor only means one thing – you’re poor. If it means anything else, it’s because your culture has taught you that that is so, and you feel obligated to live out the role imposed upon you by your culture.

          BierceAmbrose in reply to DaveGinOly. | June 30, 2023 at 12:38 am

          “…being poor only means one thing – you’re poor.”

          You are are more vulnerable to bad luck, and less able to exploit good luck. It throttles your relative progress.

        Thad Jarvis in reply to Mauiobserver. | June 29, 2023 at 8:58 pm

        And yet there are people down voting you for calling out that cretin for what he is.

God forbid that people be judged on their abilities, knowledge and character…

“MSNBC claims now that affirmative action has been ruled unconstitutional, there will only be 3 black students per law school class.”‘

Affirmative action in the form of lowered acceptance criteria for certain races/ethnicities has been used by colleges and post-graduate schools for generations. It has worked so well that one of those races still supposedly couldn’t manage better than half a percent admission rate to Harvard when that race makes up 12% of the populace? Maybe the way affirmative action has been practiced is a failure that should be abandoned? How about practicing affirmative action at the front end, getting kids to emulate the patterns followed by successful kids, oh let’s say the Asians kids?

E Howard Hunt | June 29, 2023 at 11:57 am

Why don’t they just shut up already, and go lick some magic mushrooms?

2smartforlibs | June 29, 2023 at 12:00 pm

It always triggers teh minority when you remind them they are the minority and its bene majority rule here until the 60s. This in fact is a case in point.

Some liberals are secretly happy, but can’t say so publicly. However, sales of Bud Light have increased significantly.

Just finished the major opinion and the concurrences of Thomas and Gorsuch. There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth in academia.

    In fact, Carmen Twillie Ambar, the Black president of Oberlin College and an attorney, is already out with some of that “wailing and gnashing of teeth” in a letter to alumnae.

Here comes the nationwide leftist temper tantrum – II.

Could someone point out where in the constitution the phrase “minority state ” is found

Slightly off topic- just spoke to a friend who works in the epicenter of woke (name your top 10… w/out saying city of San Fran) this place would be in it.

So remember over the vax requirements they fired all the skilled blue collar guys who do actual work? Well as it turns out, the “break up” is real as they can’t back fill most of these positions. While skilled blue collar guys are at a premium right now- the allure of paid vacations, steady work and health insurance should be more than enough.

Nope- working guys ain’t having it. Not sure why they can’t train their coveted skin colors to do this work- perhaps they all got jobs coding?

    Valerie in reply to Andy. | June 29, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    I hear that a hell of a lot of working people have left, with their families.

    scooterjay in reply to Andy. | June 29, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    A million men can move a mountain, but only one can direct the lift. Labor is unlimited but skill is a finite resource. Industry is fucking around and finding out that caveat emptor applies to the worker when he makes a choice. All the Taiwanese industry pouring in here will not be well accepted…just saying.

Wonderful, I’m going to enjoy watching UT Austin get this ruling jammed down their throats.

Ketanji Brown Jackson strongly dissented from the majority opinion. When asked why she was in favor of affirmative action said, “Well, duh! If it wasn’t affirmative action I wouldn’t be on the Supreme Court.”

“There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

Todays decision cloaks a permission slip for colleges to use race. Fooled again.

Jonathan Turley:
…However, the Court appears to be supplying the draft for college essays. It says that students can still raise (and colleges consider) their individual struggle with racism.

…Schools will likely pivot as they did after the Bakke decision. They will now score individual struggles with race as part of the application process. High school academic advisers are likely reframing their essay guidelines as Roberts reads his opinion from the bench.

Here is the new high school guideline for college admissions advisersL “nothing in this opinion should be construed as prohibiting universities from considering an applicant’s discussion of how race affected his or her life, be it through discrimination, inspiration, or otherwise. “

The problem the Left has with this decision is they love biased decisions that favor the Left and want to get unqualified kids into elite schools (equality) without those students having done the work and earning the credentials that would get them admitted on their own. The real problem is the DOE holds back grants to schools that don’t meet their minority quotas.

Truth, didn’t see this coming

I noticed the hysterical quote from Michael Beschloss. It seems that every time I have seen or heard him over the last several years, it appears like he is becoming gradually more unglued. Maybe he sees that as necessary to get face-time on the MSM. Could also be that he needs to beef up his meds a bit.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | June 29, 2023 at 12:43 pm

I have to disagree with this decision (if I understand it correctly). Racial discrimination is not un-Constitutional and is not a violation of the 14th amendment. BUT, colleges and universities that choose to use racism in admissions should lose all federal monies – ALL.

Private schools that pay for themselves and don’t take any money from the government should certainly be free to pick and choose the students they want, based on whatever criteria they want – even just on the whim of admissions personnel, if that’s what they want to do with their money and school.

This should just be about federal money going to schools that practice racism in admissions.

But after destroying the levels of power in the US by making state legislation useless by the state Courts

I’d say the Country is still done

Where’s my fork

Now do military selection/promotion programs, civil service quotas, federal loan preferences, etc.

And specifically address sex/gender quotas as well.

    Paula in reply to Gosport. | June 29, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    Maybe there will be more white actors in tv commercials!

      JohnSmith100 in reply to Paula. | June 29, 2023 at 1:17 pm

      What about the problem of ugly in commercials? I might briefly pay attention if there is an attractive lady, I do in a blink of an eye kill ugly.

      gonzotx in reply to Paula. | June 29, 2023 at 1:31 pm

      So many biracial marriages

      MajorWood in reply to Paula. | June 29, 2023 at 2:42 pm

      THAT is pure unadulterated dreaming! BTW, what is a TV commercial? I haven’t subjected myself to one of those in years.

        DaveGinOly in reply to MajorWood. | June 29, 2023 at 5:27 pm

        A TV commercial is a paid advertisement, presented on cable channels that supplanted broadcast TV with the promise of being “advertisement free.”

henrybowman | June 29, 2023 at 1:11 pm

21st century Jarndyce.
Now that the Asians have finally won fair access to “the nation’s best schools,” they have all devolved into CCP theme parks.

    MajorWood in reply to henrybowman. | June 29, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Trust me. The smart Asians who get out of China have zero plans to go back. They would go to Mexico, the Honduras, or Canada first (in that order). 😉

I think Grizzly stated yesterday the sac would get rid of AA but not really, paraphrasing,

He was right

They’ll use the not so secret handshake for admissions now…

Old Soldier | June 29, 2023 at 2:08 pm

The litigation that follows this decision will be vicious as universities attempt to square their DEI objectives with the new reality.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | June 29, 2023 at 2:14 pm

What will become apparent to all in the coming years is that this racial issue was tangential to the real problem in higher education, which is the tsunami of federal and state monies that flood these schools and pay for their overpriced, underpar educational kabuki theater. If schools did not receive so much free money from outside they would never even think of being so cavalier in their admissions policies. Schools practice retarded racism because they are paid to do it.

Taking away the straight racist entrance policies will not stop the leftists from finding rules to get back to exactly what they want. Remember, the origin of intentional disparate impact was in law and procedure the left fashioned to target black groups without having to write “black” anywhere. This is why it’s so funny that the same leftists are playing such a heated pantomime about being against “disparate impact” (even when unintentional!) for any law or procedures they don’t like.

In the end, schools will not be fixed until the free federal money tsunami is stopped and the schools are forced to pay for themselves and their students are forced to pay for their own educations. Within that environment, there is nothing wrong with any school using any criteria they want to use.

Ann in L.A. | June 29, 2023 at 2:27 pm

Beschloss is wrong. Even lefty-loony California, in November of 2020, just after the summer of love/BLM, voted 57% against affirmative action in admissions. That was up from 53% in 1996, the last time a referendum on the subject was on the ballot.

Affirmative action can’t even win in California!

The message that Twillie Ambar just sent out to Oberlin Alumni simply defines butthurt. She honestly believes that you can have diversity AND academic excellence. The fact that Oberlin’s rankings since I attended having been dropping like a rock disagree. Too bad that Pauli isn’t around to weigh in on this one. 😉

    jb4 in reply to MajorWood. | June 29, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Her letter referred to Affirmative Action as leading to (quote) what Nobel Laureate and Lorain, Ohio, native Toni Morrison described as “the dance of an open mind when it engages another equally open one.” That was indeed the case when I went there well before the Bakke decision. But, when was the last time anyone saw that in one of these colleges. They literally attack people with different views.

Dang, coment form Aceofspadeshq

“Admissions will be based 100% on student essays, or, let’s be honest and call them Student Declarations of Grievance and Disadvantage, because that’s all they’ll be going forward.

The Princeton, New Jersey, high school senior Ziad Ahmed was recently admitted to Stanford University after writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 times in response to the application question, “What matters to you and why?”

Haha! We’re ALREADY implementing it!!!”

“RIP Affirmative Action.”

It won’t. It will now be like the walking dead.

I just saw a response to a tweet which stated “millions will get to live with the consequences of allowing Donald Trump near the White House.” Is that because they will now get competent doctors to care for them? I be confused.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | June 29, 2023 at 3:24 pm

I heard that Joe Biden claimed in the wake of this ruling that the Supreme Court is “not normal”. It will be interesting to hear them explain what the hell that means.

“Justice Clarence Thomas eviscerated Justice KBJ in his concurrence. He held absolutely nothing back and I’m living for it.”

Frederick Douglass | June 29, 2023 at 3:44 pm

When people ask, “What shall we do with the Negro?” I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature’s plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!

—Frederick Douglass

Booker T. Washington | June 29, 2023 at 3:52 pm

“There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.” ~ Booker T. Washington

NYT: The major ruling curtails race-conscious college admissions in the U.S., all but ensuring that elite institutions become whiter and more Asian and less Black and Latino.

Wrong. The decision appears to abolish race-based college admissions, while allowing race-conscious admission practices. They are not the same things.

And if blacks and latinos have a problem getting into some schools, they should do what the white kids do that have a similar problem – work/study harder. Blacks and latinos are not the only people shut out of some universities by high standards. The Left thinks blacks and latinos should be given a pass because of their races, while white kids in similar situations are just shut out. Nobody considers these white kids, or, if they do, they’re told their problems can be solved by “trying harder.” This is sound advice, no matter the color of one’s skin..

BierceAmbrose | June 29, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Interesting repositioning of the argument for diversity buried in there.

— Was “diversity in student body is academic, development, cultural good.” + That won’t happen w/o explicit help.

— New implicit standard is something like “It’s individual merit based.” + “Show how your rubric should be adjusted for circumstance.”

Such a can of worms that latter puts on the applicants and evaluators. /moar popcorn

Beschloss is a vile personality. Reflexively promoting the Dumb-o-crat line and Narrative(TM) without fail, like a good little lapdog/trained seal. The guy has written a few hagiographies and now fancies himself a legal expert.

I get it. About 50 years age affirmative action was started as a means to correct what might be called affirmative action for white people. Doors(?) were opened for black people but closed to other races to correct racial imbalance. Now affirmative action is closing doors to Asian people because they work hard and are more worthy of higher education than many other racial classes but the protected black people don’t like it. It’s time black people stand on their own two feet and compete like other Americans do. It’s time black people show the world they don’t need a thumb on the scale to compete.

not_a_lawyer | June 30, 2023 at 11:42 pm

Make Latin and Calculus mandatory for college admission. They are both fundamental to Western civilization.

College was once in the not-so-distant past reserved for the top ten percent of high-schoolers. Now, almost everyone goes to college and many of the degrees on offer are absurd.

Make the Universities responsible for 50% of loans lended to students. Their admissions policies will be tightened up hard if they are on the hook for student loans. This would also have a palliative effect on tuition.

I’m probably going to get heat for this post, but it is what I believe.