Perhaps the most important aspect of today’s decision is that it plainly labels affirmative action as bad.
Affirmative action has always been disliked by most Americans, but a top priority of elites. Today’s decision is, in important ways, a populist one.
The Court explicitly rejected the universities’ plea that such matters as admissions decisions should be left to “experts,” who can best judge whether race discrimination is, or is not, a good idea.
I think it is the exposure of affirmative action as something bad, not something noble, that most inflames the Left, whatever the practical consequences of the decision may be.
The morality of race discrimination has changed. It’s now officially bad. Here’ looking at you, lefties.
One response from the left: