Monday, May 18, 2015

Balancing the scales ... forever

"In a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education and the Justice Department on Friday, the coalition of more than 60 groups claims that the university unfairly holds Asian-American applicants to a higher standard. Asian-Americans have the lowest acceptance rates at Harvard University and other elite universities, the complaint alleges, despite having some of the highest test scores and overall academic achievement."

For some reason, I am reminded of the words of Chief Joseph: "Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow."

As a libertarian, I think Harvard should be able to use racist admissions practices if they want to do so. But it appalls me that there are still people out there who want to mandate those racist practices in law. And who will argue for those racist legal mandates from a self-claimed position of moral superiority.