George F. Will: High court continues thrashing through racial preference issue

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 29, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    Re Craig Clark

    You trust correctly.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    June 28, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    When ethnic minority students bring truly diverse ideas to a program, as Julea Ward did to the psychology program at Eastern Michigan University, they are forced out because they are going against the dogma that the white liberals have degreed all should follow.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 28, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    To "2 bits" regarding the meaning of "equal protection under the law", I think it boils down to a viewpoint by some that is reflected in the infamous quote from George Orwell's "Animal Farm"

    It comes about when "Napolean", the dictatorial head pig justifies his deceptive, very discriminatory and authoritarian policies by altering an original and simple, unifying motto for all the different animals on the farm which held that, "All animals are equal" with the addendum stating that, "...but some animals are more equal than others".

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 27, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    IF Racial preferences in admissions to a public university do not violate the principle of equal protection of the law... what does?

    Maybe I don't understand what "equal protection under the law" means.

    Maybe it means that laws can be written to treat different people differently (based on race, religion, gender, income, sexual orientation, etc)... IF the law was intended to increase equality??? Is that what "equal protection under the law" means?

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2013 12:59 p.m.

    "clarity is incompatible with the Supreme Court's prior decisions carving out a higher education exemption from the Constitution's marvelously clear guarantee of equal protection of the laws."


    Clarity is **always** incompatible with deception.

    The web of deceptive language and logic that was and has since been weaved regarding the nonsense of using institutionalized racism and sexism in a supposed attempt to eradicate them is, to any honest observer, tragically ludicrus.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 27, 2013 11:40 a.m.


    "....if fairness means we have to treat all people equally now regardless, then lets empty all the prisons...."

    I trust you're not equating racial groups and women with convicted felons.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 27, 2013 10:28 a.m.

    If it is not legitimate to take past abuses into account and the lingering damage, if fairness means we have to treat all people equally now regardless, then lets empty all the prisons.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 27, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    I have doubts about 'affirmative action' as corrective medicine for curing discrimination so pervasive in history that it became institutionalize. Affirmative action is the type of flawed solution to expect from imperfect human beings. But is it without merit? Has it done anything to create "a more perfect union?" I think it has.

    Sometimes, George Will's silence is deafening. He scratches the surface just enough to intrigue the intellect, then makes a quick exit before he might say something we can get our teeth into.