Is it racist to not judge people by the color of their skin? Is treating people equally regardless of race somehow a paragon of inequality? For the hyper-racial Progressive left, the answer is YES.
Last year, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals declared that it is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause by amending its constitution to prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public-university admissions decisions. This is now being challenged in the Supreme Court.
We are now on the precipice of declaring that equal treatment is unequal, that non-discrimination is discriminatory, and that up is down. It is ironic, then, that this case is being decided on the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous declaration: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
The so-called civil rights leaders of today are insisting that King’s dream is unconstitutional! How can this be?
Easy! White people exercising “privilege” by simply being White is considered to be the definition of racism. Thus, the “White” “Anglo-normative” culture is innately racist. Because of this, ignoring race just validates the racist “White” culture. Since ignoring race has been defined as being racist and discriminatory, it follows that being racially hyperconscious is anti-racist and that discriminating against Whites is anti-discriminatory.
Thus we now face a situation where equal treatment under the law might be declared by the Supreme Court to be a violation of equal treatment under the law…