Left Goes Nuts After SCOTUS Overturns Affirmative Action in Colleges – Watch
In a major victory for conservatives, the Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a decades-old affirmative action program in college admissions. The 6-3 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas found that the university’s use of race as a factor in admissions was unconstitutional.
The High Court court ruled that the race-based admissions programs at the schools violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, drawing the ire of prominent Democrat politicians and leftist commentators.
The decision was met with widespread celebration from conservatives, who have long argued that affirmative action is a form of reverse discrimination. “This is a great day for equal opportunity,” said Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. “The Supreme Court has finally put an end to the use of race as a proxy for merit in college admissions.”
Former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the ruling diminished “hard-fought progress for racial justice.”
“Chief Justice Roberts’ majority opinion does violence to justice and fairness in America,” she wrote on Twitter. “In contrast, Justice Jackson’s powerful dissent is inspiring to us, as we continue to fight to widen the path to success for all Americans.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the decision was “misguided.” “The Supreme Court ruling has put a giant roadblock in our country’s march for racial justice,” Schumer said. “The consequences of this decision will be felt immediately and across the country, as students of color will face an admission cycle next year with fewer opportunities to attend the same colleges and universities than their parents and older siblings.”
Former President Barack Obama said the court’s ruling would lessen minorities’ educational opportunities.
“Affirmative action was never a complete answer in the drive towards a more just society. But for generations of students who had been systematically excluded from most of America’s key institutions – it gave us the chance to show we more than deserved a seat at the table. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, it’s time to redouble our effort,” Obama said.
Activist and MSNBC commentator Al Sharpton also criticized the decision.
“I think that this is tantamount to sticking a dagger in our back because what they have said now is that it is unconstitutional to even consider race,” he said. “It is completely a throw to the wind the history of why we needed affirmative action in the first place.”
ABC brought in Donna Brazile and it was quite the meltdown over the SCOTUS decision on affirmative action.
Watch and enjoy.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 29, 2023
Eddie Glaude claims the country will "return" to "segregated" colleges and universities.
Sounding like a racist, he openly decries more Asian students getting admitted to institutions of higher education. pic.twitter.com/IeFFacFfUV
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) June 29, 2023