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Racial Preferences for the Privileged

None1257 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 12:55 PM
When should the government try to force people to do what they may not want to do, and when should the govenrment allow the people to decide for themsleves what is the best thing for all the people?

The Supreme Court this week took up a case that just might put an end to race-based college admissions. The justices heard arguments Wednesday involving an affirmative action program, at the University of Texas, whose whole purpose seems to be to give special preference to black and Hispanic applicants who come from middle-income and affluent homes.

Long past are the days when affirmative action proponents could argue they were simply trying to help disadvantaged minorities, much less actual victims of discrimination. Now, the rallying cry is simply to bolster the number of black and Hispanic students on campus -- even...