"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
They don't do that. They rarely issue a direct ruling on an issue, rather deciding a particular case. One of the few examples of the Court going beyond the case to rule on the issue is the Dred Scott decision, and that one didn't exactly work out well.Issue a direct ruling on Affirmative Action itself.
I haven't seen all the evidence in the case, but you're assuming that black students got in who were far worse academically because of their race. What evidence do you have of that?
All I can say is that I was there, at the main campus for four years, and regardless of that photo, which actually may well be the 25 I saw in my years there... I know what I experienced and saw. And it was not really an integrated college as a whole, only in the areas mentioned. If that was the awareness committee, it wouldn't surprise me at all if those were essentially all the non-uniformed blacks at the college, probably even included the jocks.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "