The American People elected Barack Hussein Obama to two terms as President of the United States. His race is half negro and half white, but he identifies publicly as being a black man. Thus we count him as the first black president. The content of his character doesn’t matter for the purpose of this discussion. Only his skin pigment.
The US Supreme Court is poised to rule on affirmative action and racial discrimination. I personally feel that the society is sufficiently color blind as to no longer require beneficial quotas for people based on their skin pigment or lack of same. The court will consider two cases. A Texas case involves a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race. She was qualified in every academic sense and based on every other measurable criteria. She simply had the misfortune not to be a negro.
(Fox News) The dispute over affirmative action in Michigan has its roots in the 2003 Supreme Court decision that upheld the use of race as a factor in university admissions. That case concerned the University of Michigan law school.
In response to the court’s 5-4 decision in that case, affirmative action opponents worked to put a ballot measure in front of voters to amend the state constitution to outlaw preferential treatment on the basis of race and other factors in education, as well as government hiring and contracting. In November 2006, 58 percent of Michigan voters approved the measure.
Should the law of the land continue to require preferential treatment based on placing one race over another? Or should the law be colorblind?
What do you think?