Sonia Sotomayor, one of three liberal justices on the Supreme Court, said in her dissent to the Harvard lawsuit that the court had a 45-year rule aimed at promoting more inclusive and equitable schools. Having turned his back on law, “the devastating impact of the university cannot overstate this decision.”
“Today, this tribunal is a hindrance and will set back decades of precedent and significant progress,” she wrote, adding that the ruling “has been and continues to be a climate where race has always mattered.” In a disease-segregated society, we will harden the superficial rules about color blindness as a constitutional principle,” he added. ”
The decision “undermines constitutional guarantees of equal protection by further anchoring racial inequalities in education, the very foundation of our democratic governments and pluralistic societies,” she said. wrote.
Justice Sotomayor argued that the majority’s vision of racial neutrality “will perpetuate racism in higher education because racial inequality will persist as long as it is ignored.”
But Justice Sotomayor concluding defiantly, despite the scathing words and the court’s actions, “the progress of society toward equality cannot be stopped forever.”
“The quest for racial diversity will continue,” she wrote. “Although courts have removed nearly all use of race in college admissions, colleges can and do continue to use all available tools to meet society’s need for diversity in education. should.”
Another liberal justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, said in a dissenting opinion, “If the Equal Protection Clause actually calls for such perverted, ahistorical and counterproductive outcomes, it would be very disastrous.” I’m sorry,” he wrote.
“It is for all of us to impose this result in the name of the clause, when there is no need for such a thing, thereby thwarting our collective progress towards the full realization of the promises of the clause. It’s really tragic,” she wrote.
Both Justices Sotomayor and Jackson criticized the majority for making exceptions for military academies. Justice Jackson argued that the majority “if racial diversity in higher education is necessary to prepare black Americans and other underrepresented minorities to thrive in bunkers, not boardrooms.” It is potentially worth preserving only if