Harvard Says It Will Not Comply With Supreme Court’s Anti-Racism Decision

The US Supreme Court delivered a major blow against racial bias in college admissions on Thursday. The Supreme Court, in a decision of 6-3, ruled that racial bias in college admissions is a violation of the US Constitution, regardless of how noble the goal may sound.

Harvard University’s initial response indicates that the diversity, inclusion, and equity industry, which dominates most university campuses, is not going to “go gently into the good night.”

Harvard University Does Not Intend to Obey Supreme Court Anti-Racism Decision

It brings to mind an apocryphal tale of Andrew Jackson’s response when Justice John C. Marshall declared, “Mr. Marshall has already made his decision. Let him enforce it.”

Sean Davis has, in fact, tweeted a path that is very clear for what’s next.

What comes next? Not merit-based university admissions. Instead, we’ll see the opposite.

Bolshevik madrassas posing as universities are eliminating admissions criteria that highlight differences in intelligence. GPA, test results, and academic achievements won’t be considered.

The universities will use a holistic evaluation of applicants to discriminate on the basis of identity. However, they won’t be able to make obvious comparisons in academics, which would allow them to easily prove that they are discriminating against qualified applicants because they are black. If you remove objective academic criteria such as test scores and grades, it becomes impossible to determine whether a person who is otherwise qualified has been discriminated against due to their race.

The modern university’s goal is not to educate the best and the brightest of our nation. Indoctrination is the goal. The corrupt university cartel will not suddenly change its goals just because a court decision tells it to stop racism. The university cartel will continue to be obsessed with race and identity, but they’ll now try to hide their obsession better.

He left this door wide open, just as he did in his bizarre and ill-advised decision to allow racial bias at military academies.

As all parties are in agreement, this opinion does not prohibit universities from taking into account an applicant’s explanation of how race has affected their life, whether through discrimination, motivation, or other means.

For example, a benefit for a student who has overcome racial prejudice must be linked to his or her courage and determination. A student whose culture or heritage motivated him to take on a leadership position or achieve a specific goal should receive a benefit based on his or her unique ability to make a contribution to the university. The student should be treated as an individual, not based on race.

The wide Latina interprets this as a way for universities to ignore race when considering admissions.

The Court, in a single paragraph, suggests that “nothing,” in its opinion today, prohibits universities to consider a student essay explaining “how race impacted [that student]’s life.” Ante at 39. This is a desperate attempt to give a false impression that in certain situations universities may consider race when evaluating application essays.

It was quite a slap:

The dissenting opinion may claim otherwise, but universities cannot simply implement the regime that we consider illegal today through application essays. A dissenting view is not the best legal source for advice on how you can comply with the majority’s opinion. What cannot be done directly, cannot be achieved indirectly. The Constitution is concerned with substance and not shadows, and the prohibition of racial bias “targets the thing itself, not its name.”

It is clear that the left does not see this ruling as a solution to a problem of law, but rather as a challenge.

Unless we can be balkanized into racial, ethnic, and economic ghettoes with festering grievances against one another, the left’s grand experiment in destroying American Exceptionalism can’t succeed. Large and politically powerful academic institutions, like Harvard, have invested too much time, money, and credibility in reshaping America to just go away. As Sean Davis says, they understand that what is at stake is not the scientific and economic, and academic progress that will be lost by a merit-based admissions system. The prize is the credentialling of young commissars to spread Marxism to whatever business or government agency hires them. They understand the prize is having inside agents to pull along other young, similarly credentialed commissars to higher levels of influence.

Roberts Court made a courageous decision in this case. With this decision and Dobbs, I doubt that the Chief Justice is getting many invitations to DC’s best cocktail parties. A new front has been opened in the war, and it will be interesting to see how the Court reacts to this next round of challenges.