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Racial Preferences for the Privileged

Warren19 Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 2:11 PM
Affirmative action and race-based preferences do nothing but split the society and continue hatreds that would otherwise have died out long ago. They teach some "beneficiaries" that they don't have to work as hard as other to get the same benefits. And they convince some in the majority that no minority could "make it" without affirmative action, which shortchanges hard-working and talented minority members. It is time for racial preferences to go.

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...