Michigan passed an amendment banning the state’s universities and other public institutions from considering an applicant’s minority status or gender in their admissions or hiring processes...and the race-baiters have been yowling like scalded cats ever since. Needless to say, they're most displeased with the SCOTUS ruling, going so far as to claim that the Justices want to dismantle the Civil Rights Act:
George Washington, who argued the case for the group By Any Means Neccesary, criticized the ruling.
“This is a terrible ruling. It gives the white majority the right to deny black and Latinos the right to higher education. It is today’s Plessy v. Ferguson ruling.
“We will fight it by every means possible.
“The Supreme Court has made it clear they want to repeal the gains of the Civil Rights movement.”
Racism is a terrible thing - unless it's used against white folks.
Not sure where ol' Georgie's been of late, but a cursory glance at the literature makes it abundantly clear that in many locations around the country, there is no "white majority"; moreover, studies indicate that caucasians are rapidly "progressing" to minority status nationwide. The professional victims keep trying to bang that racism drum, but they've worn the drumhead pretty thin. It just doesn't have that thunderous effect any longer. In fact, at the risk of being called "raycis" - that constant banging has been relegated to the status of "white noise".
“The plurality opinion stresses that the case is not about the constitutionality or the merits of race-conscious admission policies in higher education. Rather, the question concerns whether and in what manner voters in a state may chose to prohibit consideration of such racial preferences,” Kennedy wrote. “Where States have prohibited race-conscious admissions policies, universities have responded by experimenting ‘with a wide variety of alternative approaches.’ The decision by Michigan voters reflects the ongoing national dialogue about such practices.”
Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Clarence Thomas all filed concurring opinions.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the case.
You can always count on Ruth to get it wrong. And unlike Justice Thomas, the "wise Latina" has a history of "doing right by her people". Which is, of course, why Justice Thomas has been repeatedly derided as an "Uncle Tom" (or worse).