Conservatives across the board are singing President Trump’s praises after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that both Harvard University and the University of North Carolina’s racially based affirmative action programs are in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
According to CNBC, the equitable program being used in the admissions process at these two universities ends decades of enrollment at both schools based on racial admittance.
“This couldn’t have happened without the 3 Justices nominated by President Trump,” MAGA War Room stated on Twitter.
Karoline Leavitt, a spokesperson for MAGA Inc., further responded to the historic decision in an official statement on Thursday:
“President Donald Trump made today’s historic decision to end the racist college admissions process possible because he delivered on his promise to appoint constitutionalist justices. America is a better nation as a result of the historic rulings led by Donald Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees.”
The majority opinion of the court was delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts. Per CNBC, all five conservative justices on the court joined him on that opinion.
Roberts wrote in the opinion:
“For the reasons provided above, the Harvard and UNC admissions programs cannot be reconciled with the guarantees of the Equal Protection Clause. Both programs lack sufficiently focused and measurable objectives warranting the use of race, unavoidably employ race in a negative manner, involve racial stereotyping, and lack meaningful end points. We have never permitted admissions programs to work in that way, and we will not do so today.”
He continued, “A benefit to a student who overcame racial discrimination, for example, must be tied to that student’s courage
and determination. Or a benefit to a student whose heritage or culture motivated him or her to assume a leadership
role or attain a particular goal must be tied to that student’s unique ability to contribute to the university. In other
words, the student must be treated based on his or her experiences as an individual—not on the basis of race.”