It’s often incredibly surreal to remember that concepts and arguments from the left are at all taken seriously in this country. Reading Justice Ketanji “Black Girl Magic” Brown Jackson’s dissenting opinion in the college race-based admissions case is truly one of those times.
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against institutions of higher education using race as a factor in the admissions process, which prestigious ones like Harvard have been doing for years in order to artificially boost black and Hispanic enrollment, at the expense of white and Asian applicants.
In essence, the court determined that it violates the 14th Amendment for colleges and universities to prefer some races over others, a concept traditionally known as racism. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion, “Eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it.”
And then there’s Jackson, who professed to believe in the opposite. “Our country has never been colorblind,” she said in her dissent. She said that in reality, because race-based admissions “help to address” past discrimination against blacks, they are actually “to the benefit of us all.”
Hear that, Asian applicants? Losing a spot at Harvard to someone of lower academic achievement is actually to your benefit! You should be saying thank you.
Jackson then chronicled every way in which blacks are at a disadvantage — including in fictional ways — asserting that the only way to remedy the matter was to then compensate black Americans with preferential treatment. “The only way out of this morass—for all of us—is to stare at racial disparity unblinkingly,” she wrote, “and then do what evidence and experts tell us is required to level the playing field and march forward together, collectively striving to achieve true equality for all Americans.”
It’s unclear whether Jackson knows that she’s a sitting justice charged with determining whether policies are constitutionally sound and not an academic theorizing on what a perfect world might look like.
“If the colleges of this country are required to ignore a thing that matters, it will not just go away,” she continued. “It will take longer for racism to leave us. And, ultimately, ignoring race just makes it matter more.”
It just does!
We’re told to take this person seriously, just like we’re told to take it seriously that a man who says he’s a woman is actually, literally indistinguishable from any other woman.
People like Jackson say things like, “If we aren’t allowed to discriminate based on race, racism will get worse,” and we’re expected to consider it a legitimate and logical argument. Up is truly down and the quickest way from point A to point B is to zig-zag and take a break at the halfway mark.
Covid might have leaked from a virology lab.
It definitely came from the primitive Chinese tradition of filthy wet markets with exotic sea creatures.
Thank you for the respect.
Dump another trillion dollars into America’s oversaturated welfare economy. We’ll call it “inflation reduction”!
Earlier this month a Marine vet saved New York subway passengers from an erratic vagrant screaming about death. The intellectual response from the left was that it was an act of white supremacy.
Legalizing crime makes everybody safer, freer, and happier.
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s dissent is an extension of all of that tripe. A confident declaration that is on its face ridiculous and offensive for insulting the intelligence of anyone made to consider it.