Two wrongs don’t make a right, yet “progressives” have been trying to fight perceived racism with counter-discrimination for decades.
Now, Donald Trump has reportedly launched an attack on reverse racism, and he may be going after anti-white discriminatory affirmative action in a major way.
According to the New York Times, the president will direct the Department of Justice to investigate and sue universities who show bias or preferential treatment based on race.
A document cited by the Times reveals that the DOJ is looking for attorneys to assist with “investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.”
That paper from the Trump administration does not specify any particular races in its anti-discrimination crackdown. However, expert observers believe that the document refers to instances where black and Latino students are given a college admissions edge over Caucasian and Asian students with higher test scores.
“The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that not only are whites discriminated against now, but frequently Asian-Americans are as well,” explained Roger Clegg, who served in the Justice Departments of both Ronald Reagan and George Bush.
Past Supreme Court rulings found that universities which receive federal fundingcannot use racial quotas or racial point systems as main admissions criteria. However, it ruled that colleges can use diversity as one of many factors during the admissions process.
For example, the 1996 case Hopwood v. Texas found that blatantly using race to set completely different standards for university applicants was unconstitutional.
“The minimum TI [admission] score for each category varied depending on the applicant’s race or ethnicity,” The Heritage Foundationexplained about that case.
“For example, black and Mexican-American applicants needed a composite score of 189 to be presumptively admitted, whereas white and non-preferred minorities needed a 199 TI score,” continued the foundation.