Thanks to the Supreme Court and university administrators, affirmative action is alive and well. You may not agree with the policy—most people don’t—but in our supposedly democratic republic, your opinion does not matter.
You have affirmative action, like it or not.
Gallup ran a poll and the Heat St. blog reported on it:
A new poll from the Gallup organization, taken in the wake of last month’s Supreme Court ruling effectively upholding the use of race-based criteria in the college admissions process, found that a majority of Americans — including minorities — are opposed to the practice.
Seven out of 10 people polled by Gallup said merit, in the form of high school grades or test scores, should be the sole basis for admission to a University. More African-American respondents said they supported racially blind merit-based admissions (50%) than those who said race should be considered an important factor (44%).
You read that correctly. A majority of African-American respondents preferred race-blind merit-based admission.
As I say, their opinion does not count any more than anyone else’s.
Heat St. continues, commenting on the Supreme Court decision upholding affirmative action in college admissions:
The Gallup poll suggests that a large majority of Americans do not support the decision, and have opposed government’s use of racial discrimination for some time. Similar polls in 2003, 2007 and 2013 came back with similar results.
While there were differences among racial groups, results from the polling suggest that most Americans — be they white, black or Latino — oppose the sort of policies upheld by the Supreme Court in the Fisher case and favor a more merit-based one. Only 4% of whites, 17% of blacks and 26% of Latinos said Hispanics say race and ethnicity should be a major factor in admissions.
As I said, your view does not count. Your guardians will decide for you.