Sunny Hostin a legal analyst with CNN, was on with Ashleigh Banfield to discuss Donald Sterling's racist remarks. While on she decides to make a reference to the supreme court case that upheld(6-2) the Michigan law that banned colleges and universities from using preferential treatment with their admissions practices. She makes the incredibly enlightening point that this proves racism still exists. Therefore the supreme court decision was wrong because they were just assuming that we didn't need affirmative action anymore
since there was no more racism. What depth of reasoning for a legal analyst. And I understand now she has her own show. I thought only Fox gave their own shows to partisans.
Let me explain the supreme court's decision and their reasoning. They didn't assume that racism didn't exist. If anything they may have believed that the Michigan law banning preferential treatment was combating a form of racism. Regardless of that, in the end they believed that the Michigan legislature had a right to pass a law that outlawed pereferential treatment based on race. I thought the civil rights amendment would have banned that already.
The thing that gets me is that not only do liberals like Sunny Hostin believe that these pereferential treatment policies are good practice, they want what many believe to be unfair racial policies to be constitutionally protected. This means if somenone disagrees with her view that preferential treatment policies based on race are good practice and want go through their protected rights as a citizen and pass a law to outlaw those policies, the courts ought prevent them by making up legal reasoning out of thin air deem it unconstitutional. Good thing the supreme court didn't agree. The 4 conservatives, one middle guy, and even liberal had to admit that there is nothing in the constitution that prevents the people of the state of Michigan from practicing their democratic rright to pass laws that it deems will detour unfair racial practices. Unfortunately two liberal judges disagreed. Lets be thankful that it wasn't enough.
Naturally, there is no attempt made by Banfield to challenge the notion.