The Pro-Discrimination Left Needs to Be Slapped Down in Court, Says Project 21’s Joe Hicks

HicksJoeKellyFileRace120814Leaders of the Project 21 black leadership network are continuing to weigh in on the second appearance of the affirmative action case Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin in front of the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Here’s Joe Hicks with a fresh observation:

Like a tainted meal, race preferences keep coming back up at the Supreme Court. After a tepid ruling from the Court that satisfied almost no one, the Fisher case finds itself back before the Justices for another shot at getting things right.

In her dissenting 2013 opinion, Justice Ginsburg proved prophetic when she wrote “…As for holistic review, if universities cannot explicitly include race as a factor, many may ‘resort to camouflage’ to maintain enrollment.” With a near-religious devotion to the political concept of ‘racial diversity,’ the University of Texas did exactly that, ramping up their use of race preferences – in essence defying the Court.

Perhaps the strongest voice on the Court against the use of race in College admissions, Justice Thomas, wrote in a separate but concurring opinion in 2013 that “The Constitution abhors classifications based on race because every time the government places citizens on racial registers and makes race relevant to the provision of burdens or benefits, it demeans us all.” The pro-discrimination left thinks otherwise, and deserves to be slapped down by this Court.

Other Project 21 comments, and links to the three amici briefs on the case Project 21 has joined, can be found here.


Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over 25 years, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research. Its members have been quoted, interviewed or published over 40,000 times since the program was created in 1992. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated, and may be earmarked exclusively for the use of Project 21.