UT’s racism & bigotry is a stain upon us

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“After seeing its race-based admissions policies swatted down three times — in 1950, 1996, and 2013 — the Lone Star State’s flagship university finally managed to win the Supreme Court’s approval. In 2008, Abigail Fisher applied for admission to UT and was denied while non-white applicants with lower grades were admitted,” reported National Review in The Week.

“In 2013, the Supreme Court remanded her lawsuit to the Fifth Circuit on the ground that the lower court had granted the university too much deference. Neither the university’s policies nor any relevant provision of law changed between 2013 and 2016, but what the Court rejected three years ago it has now blithely affirmed.

“The Court should have ruled that this admissions policy violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that no person “shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Instead, it has helped to perpetuate a regime that weighs the color of a student’s skin more heavily than the content of her report cards,” the editors wrote.

Institutionalized racism is largely a creation of the Left in this country. Republicans formed as a party to correct error and end slavery. Democrats created and enforced Jim Crow segregation until the day they saw an even better way to use minorities to gain power for themselves. That’s when they shifted to the buy-off model of the Great Society welfare state.

Time and again, it has been Left-leaning institutions which have sought to maintain race, ethnicity, and sex as a way to officially identify people. Time and again, the Left makes the bigoted case that minorities can’t achieve of their own effort, that success only will come with help from elitist, largely-white, liberals. Shameful our own University of Texas is a leader in this.

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