So yesterday morning, while checking out the news headlines, I actually saw some good news that was so shocking that I thought I was still asleep and dreaming the whole thing.
"The US Supreme Court has ruled that colleges and universities can no longer take race into consideration when choosing who to admit. The decision overturns a system that critics say has unfairly penalized whites and Asians for almost four decades."
Yes, I did go out and celebrate. It's not every day that an injustice that one's fought against for over three decades gets vaporized by the Supreme Court. I was one of the early victims of this abominable policy which literally has disenfranchised probably millions of American men---cheating them out of positions they'd earned and marginalizing them in favor of more compliant and more easily manipulated mediocrities willing to serve vested interests. Although various schools have been doing this since the 1970s, Reverse Racism didn't become national policy until the Administration of that great Conservative George Bush Sr in 1991 and expanded vastly during the Clinton Co-Presidency.
I'm certain that, even as we speak, the Academic Mafia is working overtime to devise new ways of circumventing the law. But it's going to be a lot tougher for them now. This wasn't a milquetoast ruling like the one overturning Roe vs. Wade that shifted the problem to the States. The Supreme Court ruled that university admissions policies are in violation of the 14th Amendment---which means that this applies universally, across the nation. Hopefully this will mark the first step in a long-overdue cleaning of the Augean Stables that postmodern Academia has turned into.
Thanks go out to all the individuals, organizations, attorneys, and judges who fought to make this day possible. Have a great 4th of July weekend everybody: the holiday's taken on a whole new hue.