Former President Donald Trump on Thursday applauded the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the consideration of race in college admissions.
Trump issued a statement making clear his delight. He said:
This is a great day for America. People with extraordinary ability and everything else necessary for success, including future greatness for our country, are finally being rewarded. This is the ruling everyone was waiting and hoping for and the result was amazing. It will also keep us competitive with the rest of the world.
Our greatest minds must be cherished and that’s what this wonderful day has brought. We’re going back to all merit-based—and that’s the way it should be!
As Breitbart News reported, racial preferences in college admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, the Supreme Court decided in a historic decision with profound implications for racial preferences in many areas of law and public policy.
“The student must be treated based on his or her experiences as an individual — not on the basis of race,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion.
The Supreme Court struck down racial preferences in college admissions on Thursday after an Asian-American advocacy group challenged policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina as discriminatory. https://t.co/R2kKYCiljF— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 29, 2023
The court held universities were free to consider an individual applicant’s personal experience — whether, for example, they grew up experiencing racism — in weighing their application over applicants more academically qualified.
But deciding primarily based on whether the applicant is white, black or other is itself racial discrimination, Roberts wrote.