Republicans are doing everything within their power to return the us to the racist Jim Crow era, and the Fascist Five Injustices as SCROTUS (Republican Constitutional VD) are in the forefront of the burning cross set with their most recent affirmative action decision. It’s not enough to keep minorities from voting. They decided to help keep them ignorant.
In a fractured decision that revealed deep divisions over what role the judiciary should play in protecting racial and ethnic minorities, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state’s public universities.
The 6-to-2 ruling effectively endorsed similar measures in seven other states. It may also encourage more states to enact measures banning the use of race in admissions or to consider race-neutral alternatives to ensure diversity.
States that forbid affirmative action in higher education, like Florida and California, as well as Michigan, have seen a significant drop in the enrollment of black and Hispanic students in their most selective colleges and universities.
But Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in the longest, most passionate and most significant dissent of her career, said the Constitution required special vigilance in light of the history of slavery, Jim Crow and “recent examples of discriminatory changes to state voting laws.”… [emphasis added]
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I was surprised to see Justice Breyer vote with the goose-steppers, but his rationale was different. He passed it on will of the voters, and even though we call him one of the liberals, he’s really a centrist, which just seems liberal when compared to the Fascist Five.
Michigan’s Reichfuhrer Snyder is getting his way. Since enactment of this injurious policy, minority enrollment at Michigan’s public universities had dropped 25%.