"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King Jr.
This last Monday the Supreme Court of the United States declared that a provision in the Constitution of the State of Michigan banning affirmative action was Constitutional. The Supreme Court voted 6-2. Attorney General of the State of Michigan issued this statement about the ruling;
"Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is monumental. The ruling is a victory for the Constitution, a victory for Michigan citizens, and a victory for the rule of law. In 2006, the citizens of Michigan enshrined the basic concept of equality and fairness into our Constitution. It is fundamentally wrong to treat people differently based on the color of their skin.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard the voices of equality and the voices of the People."
As blogger Matt Walsh stated at the time of this ruling: "Affirmative action is discrimination. It’s also bigotry, and strangely enough, the people mostly victimized by the bigotry are precisely the ones supposedly helped by the discrimination. That’s what angers me the most about the whole ludicrous affair. Can you think of anything more belittling than the white folks in charge of universities counting their students like faceless statistics, measuring them based on their skin color, and then decreeing that they need a few more blacks to fill the quota?
This is equality? This is progress? Bureaucratic calculations predetermining the exact allotment of skin pigmentations — this is the sort of diversity we want in America?"
Indeed Affirmative Action is discrimination. It judges people not based upon the content of their character, but the color of their skin. Through Affirmative Action fully qualified people often lose their position or place to less qualified individuals. When you favor one person over another based on something such ethnicity that is discrimination. A person should only be judged on the content of their character. Discriminating against one group to "fix" past discrimination only adds more wrongs to the count. Two wrongs do not make a right regardless of what the wrong was. If all men are created equal - as our Declaration of Independence states - then we should not judge people based upon their skin color.