Linda Chavez writes here about the new findings of her Center for Equal Opportunity about the use of racial preferences.
She says that race-preferential policies don’t even have a beneficial impact
on the students admitted with lower academic profiles. On that point, she
is certainly right. Thomas Sowell has for years maintained that racial
preferences mismatch students and schools. Furthermore, getting a degree
from an elite university is neither necessary to nor sufficient for success
in later life.
The U.S. will be much better off once we get beyond the infatuation with
categorizing people by race. Justice O’Connor said 25 years. No reason to
wait even 25 minutes.