Young America's Foundation applauds the United States Supreme
Court on their ruling in favor of further inspection of race-based
admissions. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the 7-1 decision, which
calls into question the continued use of racial preferences in
Although the ruling was a step in the right direction, the
Foundation agrees with Justice Thomas's concurrence and believes
that the issues should have been resolved once and for all.
It is a disappointment that students will continue to concern
themselves with racial preferences while applying for
College admissions should be based on achievements and merit-not
skin color. Students who choose to pursue higher education deserve
their applications to be considered equally according to their
academic achievements. Racial preferences discourage students from
working hard and may even deny students from pursuing their college
Big government liberals have been using "affirmative action" as
an opportunity to discriminate by race. They do so without regards
to the graduation rates of students they purport to help. Racial
preferences also divide students from other backgrounds in
liberal's race-based caste system.
Four years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts stated, "The way to
stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating
on the basis of race." That makes good sense today!
Abigail Fisher should not have been denied admittance to the University of Texas due to racial preferences. Young America's Foundation believes any consideration of race in
college admissions violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S.