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Justice Thomas Unloads on Lawyer Defending
Affirmative Action: ‘Diversity Seems
to Mean Everything for Everyone’

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 10/31/2022 1:54:20 PM

Justice Clarence Thomas pressed North Carolina’s solicitor general to explain how the University of North Carolina defines diversity during oral arguments on Monday in a Supreme Court case centered around the use of race as a factor in college admissions. “I’ve heard the word diversity quite a few times and I don’t have a clue what it means,” said Thomas. “It seems to mean everything for everyone.” Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) has challenged the race-based admissions policies of both Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), accusing both schools of discriminating against Asian-American applicants. The cases were initially merged, but are now being heard separately

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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer 10/31/2022 2:01:22 PM (No. 1320030)
Who's going to tell the AKC, and the thorough-bred racing commision that henceforth, only mutts, mixed breeds, and horses of uncertain breeding will be allowed to compete in dog shows and horse racing. Only the obviously superior in every way 'Diverse' animals need apply.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 10/31/2022 2:07:56 PM (No. 1320036)
Judge Thomas, in the World of Left, diversity means 'to discriminate against white people'.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo 10/31/2022 2:09:57 PM (No. 1320038)
I can't believe this White Supremeist is still on the court. And to ask specific questions an demand specific answers is so racist!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/31/2022 2:27:50 PM (No. 1320058)
Diversity means anyone that is not a Democrat should be barred from existence.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: fhancock 10/31/2022 2:29:32 PM (No. 1320062)
Harvard and UNC are discriminating and don't care...just like the Democrats of the 1930's/40's/50's/60's...this is America and the SCOTUS should throw Harvard and UNC out on their ear and tell them to be fair and colorblind to EVERYONE
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Reply 6 - Posted by: gop_guys 10/31/2022 2:40:14 PM (No. 1320073)
This affirmative action dude is full of lawyer speak and gobbledegook. Explain it to me like I’m a five year old. How is it fair to the person who has worked the hardest for good grades all of his or her life only to lose admission to a person of a different skin color and much lower test scores. Explain diversity to that person. It’s the work of social justice warriors. Reminds me of the J6 committee as being diverse.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 10/31/2022 3:11:16 PM (No. 1320098)
The sad explanation was, "We are using race as a determinate for admissions according to the standards set by SCOTUS.". In short, we are doing it because you said we could. Beyond that, we have no real justification for doing it, except for the normal liberal pablum that "Diversity is good.". No actual proof of the benefits of diversity beyond liberal assertion. Justice Thomas asked for some proof of the "goodness" of admission discrimination for the benefit of diversity. Their whole case could rest on this information and they had nothing convincing to say.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/31/2022 5:07:22 PM (No. 1320187)
Diversity is that thing, you know, where there is more of one and less of another because it’s unfair, unless it’s the right kind. We need diversity in medical schools, for example, and the military, too. But not in “girls sports”. That’s not fair. And then there’s Dusty Baker…
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Reply 9 - Posted by: formerNYer 10/31/2022 5:43:53 PM (No. 1320212)
We believe in diversity but we leave out the Asians and other groups that we don't think deserves the reverse descimination.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Right Time 10/31/2022 5:56:39 PM (No. 1320223)
What do you think would happen if apple orchard farmers mixed a few wormy/rotten apples in every bushel of their produce? Ahh, but that bushel would be diverse.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: RMGUY1 10/31/2022 8:40:06 PM (No. 1320356)
This whole "diversity" thing is about equal outcome; not equal opportunity which is what this whole 50 years of upheaval was supposed to be about. We've had too many (including Justice Thomas) who've taken advantage of the equal opportunity and had enormous success for this "diversity" group to have any standing. Students of color have had the opportunity; even during segregation (to some degree) to learn and move up the education ranks even though often segregated.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: udanja99 11/1/2022 7:39:25 AM (No. 1320642)
Has anyone pointed out that the trend these days is for all of the students who are admitted by the diversity standards to segregate themselves into their own groups once they arrive on campus? Justice Thomas should ask the lawyer to explain why colleges now have black student unions, black dorms and give blacks their own separate graduation ceremonies.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Richard from Norwood 11/1/2022 7:53:06 AM (No. 1320660)
Just my opinion; If they did not discriminate against Asians then the total enrollment of Harvard would comprise of only Asian students. Education is much more critical within Asian families than it is in others. And Black students who have a Father at home or a powerful educational influencing Mother, most likely would be accepted as being good or great students.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: moebellini3 11/1/2022 9:50:55 AM (No. 1320775)
Diversity gave us Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, a complete racist. You can take it from there.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDConservative 11/1/2022 10:14:07 AM (No. 1320793)
Diversity is a "concept" that one can define however necessary. It's pure socio-babble and legal mumbojumbo that gets heads nodding up and down, given the "underserved" or "underprivileged" a break otherwise denied them through "merit". It has become an industry virtually unassailable by its widespread acceptance and enforcement. The alternative is to be labeled "racist" or some other smear. It's time to call and end to this, whether it be "plus" for certain races, genders, sexual preferences, or any other non-merit factors. The next problem is, with schools eschewing/inflating any grades or measurements of academic achievement, and the diminishment of ACT/SAT tests, what's left upon which to make a fair judgement?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Zigrid 11/1/2022 10:44:34 AM (No. 1320826)
It's not about giving anyone a "special" leg up at the expense of another...WE are all Americans and have an open field in whatever endeavor WE a child I held the track record at my school....should I have backed off and let someone else win...OR...should I have pulled the strength from my body to cross the finish line children a participation trophy when they didn't win only validates his/her never trying harder to win...and so it is with affirmative action admissions....America wants the best you can be....
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mindsport 11/1/2022 11:00:46 AM (No. 1320840)
There is quite a bit of academic jealousy against Asians. My children went to a high school that was 35% Asian. Those kids worked their tails off to get into elite school, much harder than mine kids were willing to work and harder than I was willing to push them. They were in band or orchestra, took extra classes during the summer, went to Chinese/Japanese/Korean school on the weekend, joined the school clubs, volunteered for community activities and charities. They made the schools better, which in turn increased property values and made the city prosperous. To limit the number of over achievers into you University or company for that matter is downright un-American.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 11/1/2022 1:42:06 PM (No. 1321062)
Don't you just love Justice Thomas? Here's another reason to love him. He performed the marriage ceremony of our beloved Rush Limbaugh and Catherine years ago. Now if Justice Clarence and Justice Alito could straighten out Chief Justice Roberts, mmmmmmm, that would be perfect! One could dream :)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Omen55 11/1/2022 2:02:19 PM (No. 1321090)
It will be 6-3 to strike this schiff down & Thomas will write the majority opinion.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 11/1/2022 3:53:58 PM (No. 1321182)
Diversity and Affirmative Action are two different animals. Diversity is numeric quotas and percentages of mixed races. Affirmative Action requires hiring skin color over qualifications. The Big Lie is that either program creates a better work force.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: mifla 11/2/2022 9:18:36 AM (No. 1321782)
I think AA is on its way out. It has become a liberal talking point and has improved nothing.
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