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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 @ 10:51AM

Ward Connerly comments on Fisher SCOTUS Decision

Ward Connerly comment on the Fisher v University of Texas decision: The SCOTUS has, once again, betrayed the United States Constitution and a central tenet of American society and law that the color of a person’s skin should not be a factor in the public domain. As President John F….

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 @ 10:50AM

Disappointing decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the University of Texas’s use of race in its admissions process does not violate the Constitution. Justice Kennedy wrote the Court’s opinion. The decision is what you’d expect from an opinion upholding the university’s race-based admissions plan — deferential and uncritical….

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 @ 10:16AM

SCOTUS Rules on Affirmative Action – 7 Things You Should Know

Heritage legal fellows Elizabeth Slattery and Hans von Spakovsky say this decision “is a loss for advocates of a truly colorblind society, a betrayal of our core beliefs as Americans” not only is it a betrayal of our beliefs but they also argue that this decision is “fundamentally unfair to…

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Friday, December 18th, 2015 @ 3:36PM

Ward Connerly comments on the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks

… Rosa Parks, the “Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement” refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. As a result, Parks was arrested because segregation on buses was legal in Montgomery, Alabama. Parks wasn’t the first to refuse to give up a seat, but…

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