Obama has a dream but it’s nothing like Martin Luther King’s–actually it’s the exact opposite. King famously dreamed of the day when we’d all be judged, not on the basis of the color of our skin, but by the content of our character. Obama, on the other hand, says that rejecting people from college because their skin isn’t the right color is just fine.
Here are the details:
The Obama Administration filed an amicus brief last week advising the Supreme Court to uphold the University of Texas’ policy of factoring race into admissions decisions. The related case, Fisher v. University of Texas, is the result of a lawsuit filed by a white applicant to the institution who was not granted admission, and who alleges that the policy amounts to racial discrimination.
Accepting some students because of the color of their skin requires one to reject others who would have taken those places. Those latter students end up being rejected from college simply because they don’t have the right skin color.
There you have it. Reverse discrimination. Obama’s dream.
Certainly nothing like Dr. King’s.