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    On October 31, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear arguments challenging Harvard’s and University of North Carolina’s (UNC) use of race-based admissions criteria. This might derail the left’s messaging over affirmative action.

    Admissions at Harvard that are based only on race are racist. They give favored races higher subjective scores while giving Asian candidates lower rankings on subjective criteria like how personable the applicant is. In fact, institutions in 1890 would be familiar with Harvard’s admissions.

    Lt. Governor Mark Robinson has lent his support to the cause, according to local North Carolina news.

    “To them [Harvard and UNC] Asians already have it all; they don’t need help. That’s what they think,”  In a speech given during the gathering, Kenny Xu, president of Color Us United and author of “An Inconvenient Minority,” stated that’s what they believe.

    “They can be discriminated against in favor of other minority groups because, ‘Oh! You guys are already rich, you guys already have money, you guys are already doctors.’ But they don’t understand how much sacrifice a culture has to make to come to this country with no money, no connections, no generation wealth, no privilege, and through the shear power of hard work and commitment to education and discipline come to a state where they can provide for their families.”

    In order to foster creativity, Robinson urged the audience, institutions should prioritize admitting the best applicants.

    “The first black lieutenant governors of North Carolina and Virginia, Mark Robinson and Winsome Sears, have teamed up to submit a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Asian-American students who are suing Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill. On May 19, the North Carolina Asian American Coalition (NCAAC) congratulated Robinson for his support during a news conference held at the Lieutenant Governor’s Mansion. Carolina Journal was there.

    The students who filed the complaint claim that because of their race, they were subjected to stricter admissions criteria by the universities.

    On May 9, the Robinson/Sears Amicus brief was submitted.

    “While it can be argued that these policies had a role in helping many Americans overcome the persistent effects of historical and past discriminations in higher education, those effects are becoming less impactful the further we travel from the dark days of state-sanctioned discrimination,”  Robinson said at the event.

    “Instead, they now function to unfairly discriminate against and deny opportunity to other ethnic and racial groups. Discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity is immoral in all of its forms, and we can do better. We must do better.”

    The case was initially brought by the nonprofit organization Students for Fair Admissions in 2014, but after Chapel Hill was permitted to keep using affirmative action in their admissions procedures in November 2021, the case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a May article in the North Carolina Journal.

    More on this story via The Republic Brief:

    Alex Deise, an attorney and policy manager at FreedomWorks, said the Supreme Court can deliver a “historic” decision to abolish the “ability for higher education to use race-based affirmative action in admissions.”

    “By taking these cases, the Supreme Court has a historic opportunity to eliminate the ability of colleges and universities to explicitly discriminate on the basis of race in their admissions process,” Deise said. CONTINUE READING…

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