Affirmative action: Do voters have a say?

  • Article by: Editorial , Washington Post
  • Updated: October 17, 2013 - 6:29 PM

A slew of civil-rights and higher-education groups is trying to convince the Supreme Court that they don't.

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davehougOct. 17, 13 8:09 PM

Let us not forget both whites AND Asians were 'over-represented' in college ........ and so were pared back in favor of 'under-represented' others.

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fursideOct. 17, 13 8:50 PM

Do voters have a say? No

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gandalf48Oct. 17, 13 9:13 PM

This is like any other law, if you don't like it then repeal it...there is no federal constitutional amendment that makes affirmative action ingrained into law. Therefore the 10th Amendment does specifically say this is up to the people: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

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april24Oct. 18, 1311:28 AM

How does having differing races ensure "diversity?" On the one hand we say "skin color doesn't matter" yet we require differing skin colors to ensure "diversity." Which is it? Obviously, skin color doesn't ensure diversity. One person's "black experience" could be totally different for another's. At this point, affirmative action is a failed social experiment trying to prop up only one race - black. Does is apply to Asians? They don't need it. Middle Easterners? They don't need it either. It's such a flawed policy that reasonable minds would do away with it all together. But, we're talking about race her so there are very few reasonable minds engaged in the conversation.

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roadtoruinOct. 18, 13 4:44 PM

Affirmative action is just a fancy term for socially and politically sanctioned discrimination. The Reve Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a world whene people would not be judged on the color of their skin but rather the content of their character. Affirmative action is in diametrically opposed to MLK's dream.

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