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Duh: Clarence Thomas Says Affirmative Action Isn't Exactly Constitutional

I know it's a shock, but Clarence Thomas (currently and coincidentally the only black Supreme Court justice) said yesterday that affirmative action and race-based criteria for employment or college admission is not only unhelpful to blacks, but is constitutionally problematic.

He's right. Racism as practiced through affirmative action is unconstitutional, because as the playing field for getting a job or getting into a university is forcefully leveled, many times the undeserving benefit while the hard-working end up getting the shaft. And for what again? Oh, that's right...their race, and nothing more.

From the wire service that doesn't like being quoted:
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday that African-Americans are better served by colorblind programs than affirmative action.

Thomas, addressing leaders of historically black colleges, said affirmative action "has become this mantra and there almost has become this secular religiosity about it. I think it almost trumps thinking."

A longtime opponent of race-based preferences in hiring and school admissions, Thomas said, "Just from a constitutional standpoint, I think we're going to run into problems if we say the Constitution says we can consider race sometimes."

Thomas, 60, has voted on the court to outlaw the use of race in college admissions and in determining which public schools students will attend. He wrote with evident resentment in his autobiography "My Grandfather's Son" that he felt he was allowed to attend Yale Law School in the 1970s because of his race and took a tough course load to prove he was as able as his white classmates.

Firing someone because of their skin color is as equally racist as hiring someone because of their skin color. Anyone who can't understand why affirmative action is a fundamentally racist concept should probably stop reading this blog.

But feel free to tell your friends about it.

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