Yesterday, the SCOTUS knocked another one out of the park by declaring the use of race in school admissions was, indeed, unconstitutional.
For those that don’t know, the Seattle School District has a couple of schools that do exceptionally well, and the rest that pretty much, well, don’t. For decades, the district has used forced bussing upon Seattle families in order to “racially diversify” the schools in different parts of the city.
When I-200 (the anti-racial preferences Citizen’s Initiative) was put through, the district was supposed to stop using race all together in school admissions, but of course, they didn’t. They instead switched to the current (until yesterday) system that made race a so called “secondary” decision maker.
Every year, parents were allowed to request which school their child went to, but when the well performing schools reached their capacity, the system went into “tie breaker” mode. The first “tie breaker” was if the student had a sibling who already attended the school, with preferences going to those who did.
Race was the next “tie breaker”, with preferences going to non-Caucasians and non-regular-Asians, which is why everyone but the Seattle School District knew it was illegal.
They spent hundreds of thousands, if not tens of millions, of taxpayer dollars not just in producing the policy, not just in implementing and enforcing it, but in fighting it all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
Here is the story of a real, actual civil rights hero: Kathleen Brose, the mother who fought the corrupt and racist system and won.
As is expected, the leftists, those who would separate us in order to gain power over us, are not happy in the least bit.
I am extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision overriding the efforts of local communities to grapple with the complex issue of diversity in our schools. This decision is a retreat from our nation’s commitment to opportunity and equality in our schools and a retreat from the fundamental values of our country.
Said with all the double speak one can put into two sentences and still be considered psuedo-rational.
One of the local leftists, stilwell of the NW Progressive Institute, had this to say
In conservative la-la land, attempts to counteract discrimination are themselves a form of discrimination.
Let me translate: Only white people can be racists, so to counteract this, the government has an obligation to be preemtively racist and install the only form or reparations (aka: Payback) that we have been able to pass legislatively.
Good call, SCOTUS.