April 25, 2014 by David K. Sutton
The Supreme Court And Affirmative Action
I don’t have to respect the robe, and I don’t have to offer deference to Supreme Court justices if they are wrong. Because at the end of the day, they are still just human beings. So when the Supreme Court ruled this week to uphold Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, they were simply wrong, regardless of statue, regardless of power.
See, this is how it works for me. I don’t have to adhere to a strict interpretation of a written text that is hundreds of years old. Save your arguments about constitutional interpretation for someone who gives a damn. Because I have a brain within my skull that is capable of interpreting the facts on the ground, and rendering a reasonable judgement that works as best as can be expected given the confluence of opinions, objectives, and interests. We live in an imperfect world. Deal with it.
There is a very simple fact that many white assholes in this country don’t want to acknowledge. Black people were held back for decades, even centuries in this country. We white people had a huge fucking head start. Affirmative action is not perfect, it’s messy at best, but it’s the best thing we can do to make sure that a reasonable number of minority students are given access to the best education America has to offer. If that means a few white asshole students feel like they were pushed aside, well welcome to the real fucking world, where shit is raw as fuck, and many times it’s not fair.