Holder Tells Students Not to Pursue Colorblindness
Liberals not wanting you to disregard someone’s race is today’s racism.
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Attorney General Eric Holder used his Saturday commencement speech at a historically black university in Maryland to strike back at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his argument that a colorblind society is the best way to be “faithful” to the Brown v. Board of Education decision that led to the end of the “separate but equal” doctrine.
In a contentious 2007 case involving school districts in Louisville and Seattle, a 5-4 majority on the court ruled that those districts could no longer use race to assign students to various high schools.
In his plurality opinion in the case, Roberts said the Supreme Court’s decision was “faithful to the heritage of Brown” because the “Fourteenth Amendment prevents states from according differential treatment to American children on the basis of their color or race.”
“When it comes to using race to assign children to schools, history will be heard,” he wrote. “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.