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March 27, 2015

A ‘Blinkered View’ of Race at the Supreme Court

New York Times Editorial Board: “A blinkered view of race in America won out in the Supreme Court on Tuesday when six justices agreed, for various reasons, to allow Michigan voters to ban race-conscious admissions policies in higher education.”

“The Michigan amendment has already resulted in a 25 percent drop in minority representation in Michigan’s public universities and colleges, even as the proportion of college-age African-Americans in the state has gone up.”

“In the most eloquent part of her dissent, Justice Sotomayor rightly took aim at the conservative members of the court, who speak high-mindedly of racial equality even as they write off decades-old precedent meant to address the lingering effects of ‘centuries of racial discrimination’ — a view that is ‘out of touch with reality.’ The reality, she wrote, is that ‘race matters.’”

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