Have you seen the recent article about Gratz v. Kimbrough
? I actually have a HUGE issue with Gratz. She claims that "The government should be out of the race issue.” As someone who has been a part of the admissions process, you can not blind applications. People identify with even subtle things that are in applications (personal essays, high schools, etc.) and automatically raise their assessment of that application. Instead, the opposite should be done, and people should be aware not only of diversity (race, gender, or otherwise) but also be aware of the other (nontraditional) attributes and qualifications (which are just as valid!) these candidates bring to the table.
There seems to be an argument against Kimbrough because her GPA is 3.6 and the average GPA of admitted students was 3.8...Average suggests that some students who were admitted had a lower GPA than 3.8...Just saying.
As research has proven, diversity actually helps everyone--diversity in the workforce / on teams helps to increase productivity and creativity. And, by the way Gratz, it's easy for someone from a privileged class and race to say that race should stay out of these decisions...
As pointed out in an Inside Higher Ed article
That challenge (and most of the opinions released Tuesday by various coalitions of justices) focused not on the appropriateness of affirmative action, but on when statewide votes are legitimate tools to set policies that have an impact on minority citizens.
Why should the majority get to make laws that directly impact the minority, to their detriment? Is someone going to say that slavery is ok now?