Bush and Race Preferences
The Bush administration apparently still hasn’t decided whether to file a brief in the University of Michigan/racial preferences cases coming before the Supreme Court. This is a gut check for the White House, and conservatives are watching its decision closely. What we hope for is a brief that argues against allowing “diversity” to serve as a rationale for racial and ethnic quotas. What we fear is that the administration, always leery about race policy and still smarting from Trent Lott’s dumb remarks, will take a pass and file nothing. What we remember is this: A candidate survey George W. Bush filled out in 1998. See his response to question #9.