According to the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the Department of Education earlier this week issued new “guidance” for universities and colleges that effectively informs institutions how to best ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling striking down racial preferences in admissions practices.
“The document specifically tells admissions offices that while they can’t consider an applicant’s race in choosing whether or not to accept them, they can consider how an applicant’s race has affected their life,” AMAC noted in an analysis.
“According to the examples provided in the guidance, universities could use ‘an applicant’s explanation about what it means to him to be the first Black violinist in his city’s youth orchestra or an applicant’s account of overcoming prejudice when she transferred to a rural high school where she was the only student of South Asian descent’ as a factor in admitting them over another candidate,” the analysis noted further.
AMAC continued: In other words, the administration is giving schools the green light to continue pursuing the same discriminatory admissions schemes the Court just outlawed. Instead of schools using an applicant’s race to determine whether or not they are admitted, the guidance says, schools should use an applicant’s experience being that race. It is a distinction without a difference.
In June, the Court struck down Biden’s student loan forgiveness program, a decision that legal experts from diverse viewpoints had widely considered potentially unconstitutional. Nevertheless, in response to the ruling, Biden promptly revealed an alternative strategy to circumvent it, consistently questioning the court’s jurisdiction.
Source: The Conservative Brief - Photo: Reuters