The controversial issue of affirmative action is once again before the U.S. Supreme Court, with oral arguments set this week in a case that has generated a lot of attention.
The case involves a challenge by a student who was denied admission to the University of Texas, claiming the denial was based on the fact that she is white.
It seems the best way to end racial discrimination is to no longer rely on using race as a factor. The truth is that affirmative action is no longer necessary. Our culture and our society has changed. Affirmative action is no longer needed in a country that has made significant gains from our racially divisive past - a country that has a president who is African-American.
As I told Megyn Kelly on FOX News today, using race as a factor is demeaning. Race should no longer be a factor in admission to colleges or universities.
We have filed an amicus brief with the high court in this case, urging the Justices to put an end to affirmative action in college and university settings. Our argument is clear: when you classify people based on race, that's discrimination in and of itself.
We'll keep you posted on the outcome of this case.
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