‘Careful’ Discrimination is Still Discrimination

Last week I commented on an interview with President Obama in which he insisted colleges should be able to use race preferences policies in admissions as long as it is done in a “careful way.”

 

The Washington Times published my full thoughts on the matter on Tuesday. You can read the op-ed here.

 

“Careful” discrimination is still discrimination. Policies that draw lines between black applicants, white applicants, Hispanic applicants and Asian applicants mean that some groups receive preferential treatment and others are forced to achieve higher standards simply because of skin color.

 

America is more divided when government uses race to benefit some and discriminate against others. My hope is that one day soon our elected officials will help us move in the right direction.

 

- Jennifer Gratz