Not that I care about this too much, because there will be a blizzard in hell before I send my kids to a government indoctrination center, er, school; I am vaguely interested in the possible real-world implications of this decision.

The Court ruled yesterday that schools may no longer use race as a factor in deciding where children may go to school. This is (or, was) done in hundreds of school districts across the country by limiting transfers and deciding “tie-breakers” in school enrollment. The goal is to achieve “racial balance.”

One thing astounds me is the hypocrisy of affirmative action. In this case, are they also trying to achieve “gender balance” by limiting the number of girls that can transfer to another school (although this did used to be the case, as schools such as Harvard and Yale had so many “spots” reserved for girls; this is no longer an acceptable practice)? I’m 1/4 German…would my children need to be refused entrance to a school because they already have too many 1/8 German children? Do we need equal numbers of blonde-haired and brown-haired children? Or what about eye color? Are children going to hate those with blue eyes if they aren’t exposed to enough blue-eyed children during their government indoctrination, er, schooling? OF COURSE we shouldn’t use race as a factor. The amazing thing is that there are so many who want race to be a factor when it benefits them, but don’t want it to be a factor when they are going to get the short end of the stick. You can’t have it both ways.

So, I praise the Court’s decision. It is a step in the right direction – a time when we will no longer take race into account at all, no matter who benefits.

You can read the Court’s opinion here.