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The End of Affirmative Action Week in Education

The End of Affirmative Action Week in Education

Your weekly report on education news.

This week, the Supreme Court struck down Affirmative Action, but is it really gone?

The left is already figuring out workarounds.

This is great.

Professor Glenn Reynolds.

Inside baseball.

Everything else in higher education is going along as usual.

Good for him.

Of course.

So ridiculous.

Beyond parody.

Is this a trend?

Stay safe!


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Booker T. Washington | July 1, 2023 at 8:26 am

“No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts.”

Booker T. Washington

    Hey, BTW, stuff like that sounds like a lot of racist ideology. Looks like you really don’t know much about the history of slavery in the U.S.

      MattMusson in reply to Q. | July 1, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      North Carolina just passed a law regarding compelled speech on job applications. Things like, “explain to us how you have fought racial Injustice and promoted equity.”

      Coded affirmative action questions.

      But this may be for state and municipal employers only.

        BierceAmbrose in reply to MattMusson. | July 1, 2023 at 8:32 pm

        “explain to us how you have fought racial Injustice and promoted equity.”

        Mostly by being dumb and over-booked.

        What I do — I throw as wide a net as I can manage, ignoring irrelevancies — we need all the competence we can get in house. I’m too dumb to figure how anything but how well they can do the can show me how well they can do the job. I’m dumb.

        What I don’t do — I don’t bother with anything but how they help us getting the work done. That’s more than enough. I’m over-booked.

        Usefully, “dumb and over-booked” is pretty consistent with me. I’ll be fighting the good fight pretty near all the time, without even trying.

Frederick Douglass | July 1, 2023 at 8:31 am

People ask the question, .”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

“End of Affirmative Action”

Well, it ended on paper anyway.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Peabody. | July 1, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Well, not really, Just took affirmative action under the table. Because now these woke universities’ admissions offices will simply require an “essay on how your race has affected your life” and will chose those that describe being black in the United States. So nothing will really change. Whites and Asians will be excluded and blacks will be promoted.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Peabody. | July 1, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    It will remain for colleges, major companies, the military, and civil service.

    All that is missing is a clever new name.

      They probably still give bears get special consideration.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Peabody. | July 1, 2023 at 4:10 pm

        Sadly, I had potential employers tell me to shave.

        I keep my beard groomed and tidy. My clothing is in good repair, and I bathe.

        Having an odd and to some extent sought-after skill set, my reply to such people was that they were apparently interested in hiring a clone; a pretty-boy. They were not interested in hiring a skill set.

          BierceAmbrose in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | July 1, 2023 at 8:46 pm

          Meant with complete sincerity: Ah, a fellow traveller. You are a peach of a bio skill unit, Mr. Bear.

          One part of work success is knowing what you’re selling, and being Ok with selling that. Or not, if the other side won’t accept the deal you offer. So many people never figure that out.

          I’m more “that costs extra” than “no” for most things. I’m a good mercenary. The problem is, if they require one stupid thing, they are likely stupid other ways, too. The price goes up pretty fast.

People are acting as if this all means something. As soon as they’re able, the left will “overthrow” the court and reinstate everything, and beyond. The only way to stop them is to defeat them via election or revolution.

    scooterjay in reply to txvet2. | July 1, 2023 at 10:45 am

    We need to constantly remind the left that the 2A is strong, and will take unacceptable force to weaken it.
    Do they want Kent State on their plate?

      BoboPhat in reply to scooterjay. | July 1, 2023 at 11:16 am

      Having to resort to overthrowing the government would mean that the American experiment in self-governance has failed. Turning off the money spigot from tax dollars would be a much better outcome.

        txvet2 in reply to BoboPhat. | July 1, 2023 at 3:28 pm

        You could make a pretty good argument that it’s already failed, when neither the current administration nor the leading candidate for the opposition pay more than lip service to the Constitution. The only glue holding things together right now is the SC, and that’s not how it’s supposed to work.

    It’s going to take the latter.

The Gentle Grizzly | July 1, 2023 at 12:18 pm

That picture shows a woman barely able to hold back her anger.

E Howard Hunt | July 1, 2023 at 12:26 pm

In a just world, she should be wearing an apron and carrying a mop bucket.