Former President Trump praised the Supreme Court’s ruling this week stating that race should not be taken into account when determining admission to colleges.
Trump expressed his happiness in a statement. He stated:
“America is having a terrific day today. People with outstanding talent and all other prerequisites for success, including potential for future greatness for our nation, are at last being recognized and honored. Everyone had been anticipating and praying for this decision, and the outcome was astounding. Additionally, it will maintain our competitiveness with the outside world.”
“We must treasure our best brains, and that is what this magnificent day has delivered. All decisions will now be made on the basis of merit, as it should be.”
According to reports, the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision that has significant ramifications for racial preferences in other fields of law and public policy that racial considerations in college admissions are unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.
Chief Justice John Roberts stated as much in the majority judgment, “The student must be evaluated based on what they have experienced as an individual — not based on race.”
The court said that institutions were entitled to give candidates’ personal experiences—such as whether they experienced racism growing up—more weight than people who were more academically competent.
But according to Roberts, making a decision solely on the basis of a candidate’s race—white, black, or otherwise—is prejudice in and of itself.