Will the Court Finally End Race Preferences in Education?
More than 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education was decided by the Supreme Court, school districts are still struggling with whether or not race or skin color should influence the decision of where children attend school. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on an affirmative action case involving a Seattle school district (Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1). Once and for all the Court should come down squarely in the camp that believes that there is no legal basis for using race to determine whether a child can or cannot attend a given school. Just as the U.S. Constitution is colorblind, our school districts should be also.