Originally posted by sergeant:
But, what I was asking is how that decision stands up to the scrutiny of what we know regarding the Constitution.
"what we know"? LOL Friend, don't you think that the justices on the Supreme Court know just a bit more about the Constitution than you do? If a largely conservative court is able justify AA, perhaps you should analyze your own thinking on the subject.
Who wants to show us where the constitution allows the race based preferences or racial consideration in the so-called 'hire and fire' arena when it comes to the policy of affirm action.
Affirmative Action in employment requires diverse hiring pools. Period. It is designed to counter the racist behavior of employers who, of their own volition, cannot be trusted to follow the law and hire without bias. Do you understand that? If the predominantly white males that are in positions to hire people in this country did not discriminate, there would be no need for AA.
Despite the fact that those who oppose AA try to spin it in a way to victimize themselves, the bottom line is that if whites did not discriminate, there would be no need for AA. So if you hate AA so much, just commit yourself to eradicating racism and discrimination. It's that simple!