A Voice Cries Out for Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court of the United States will soon decide the fate of Affirmative Action.

This coming Monday, America’s highest court will hear two seminal cases impacting our nation’s college admissions process: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (docket #20-1119) and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina (docket #21-707). On this day, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments both for and against the practice of considering race in the college admissions process, a practice known as Affirmative Action, which has been in place for nearly half a century. And while the decision in these cases is still likely months away, the eyes of all Americans interested in a nation grounded by the principle of equal opportunity under the law should be squarely on the justices who will dictate the fate of America’s meritocracy.

Over the years on the pages of this college admissions blog as well as in the press, we have made seemingly countless arguments in defense of the practice of Affirmative Action. In short, we believe it a necessary practice to create the beautifully diverse America we wish to see, to redress the horrors of our nation’s original sin, to allow all people — irrespective of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, age, disability, and more — the chance to pursue with vigor their American Dream. And we believe Affirmative Action, offering preferential treatment in admissions to underrepresented minorities, is being used as a scapegoat for the despicable but very real discrimination that Asian Americans face in the college admissions process in America. After all, the earmarking of slots for deserving Black, Latino, and Native American young people does not cap the number of Asian American applicants who can earn admission to America’s finest universities any more so than the practice of legacy admission, which overwhelmingly favors white applicants. Or the admission of recruited athletes, which too overwhelmingly favors white applicants.

We are not naive. We understand that our nation’s Supreme Court leans heavily conservative at the present moment. We understand, with profound regret, that it is highly likely the practice of Affirmative Action will soon be outlawed. Yet we hold out hope. We hold out hope that our high court will not be swayed by public opinion but rather by what is right. We hold out hope that Chief Justice Roberts will sway his conservative peers, perhaps Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, and/or Justice Coney Barrett to do what is just and uphold the law of the land.

Go Harvard! Go UNC! Go get ’em!


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  • Richard says:

    Recent polls indicate that public opinion is against affirmative action in college admissions. If in fact the court is influenced by public opinion I’m afraid you will be disappointed with the result.

  • TJ says:

    Yeah this site is far from being in tune with public opinion- only inasmuch they attempt to influence it, like George Soros and his ilk. Typical of this kind. And don’t disagree otherwise you will be labelled as anti-semitic. Funny you never hear anyone being accused of being anti-Christian- which is what these pariah are.

    • Ivy Coach says:

      We will publish all instances of horrific anti-Semitism, including such references to George Soros. By shining a light on such horrific comments, we hope to raise awareness that anti-Semitism is alive and well and it is repugnant.

  • Concerned Parent says:

    Even Harris Faulkner of Fox News stopped a guest from saying anything negative about George Soros. That is scary! And I am NO fan of theirs. But your defense of THAT guy is just creepy. And what for? Soros (aka Sores) is like that evil guy on Star Wars. That guy has power over everyone- even college consultants? Sorry but I don’t defend anyone that ominous.

    • Ivy Coach says:

      We will publish all abhorrent ant-Semitic comments on this blog. To root out rising anti-Semitism in America and around the world, it must never be ignored. Shame on you.

  • Mai Diep says:

    Wow- you keep yelling anti-semitism any time you don’t want to address the argument. Shame on you for being pathological liars and obfuscates of the truth. Anti-semite’ like ‘racist’ is a word weaponized by anyone who wants to stop free speech. I understand why you are scared of the truth. It exposes you. And yeah forget you defended a man who has brought our cities crime the likes we have never seen. My grandmother was beaten mercilessly by an thug in NYC last year- thanks so Soros handiwork. If it happened to you I doubt you would love the Sore. Stick to corrupt admissions advising you rotten apples. Getting rich off communist chinese must be a miserable life!

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