In the days following last week’s Supreme Court ruling that prohibits colleges and universities from judging prospective students’ applications based on race, 35 of America’s top 50 institutions released statements of condemnation.
“The rulings are profoundly disappointing because they take us backward, potentially creating less diverse college campuses and a less just America,” Boston University’s Robert Brown wrote in his presidential proclamation.
The University of California – Los Angeles Civil Rights Project remarked that the overturning “is not law, not evidence, it is power gained by extremists.”
“It threatens our mission, and it threatens our ability to prepare the next generation of leaders for our multiracial society,” MIT President Sally Kornbluth said in a recorded message released to students, faculty, and alumni.
There is nothing extreme or threatening about the idea that applicants should be judged according to their personal academic and extracurricular achievements as opposed to being penalized or rewarded for their racial identities.
It is unfortunate but not surprising that so many leftist administrators are in favor of such an unjust practice.